NAACCR Item #3897: Number of Cores Examined

Start Column

1937

End Column

1938

Alignment

LEFT

Padding Character

' '

Documentation

Item # Length Source of Standard Year Implemented Version Implemented Year Retired Version Retired Column #
3897 2 NAACCR 2018 18 1937 - 1938

NAACCR XML: Tumor.numberOfCoresExamined

Description
This data item represents the number of cores examined as documented in the pathology report from needle biopsy of the prostate gland.
Rationale
Number of Cores Examined is a Registry Data Collection Variable for AJCC. This data item was previously collected as Prostate, CS SSF# 13.
Codes: 
01-99 1 - 99 cores examined
(Exact number of cores examined)
X1 100 or more cores examined
X6 Biopsy cores examined, number unknown
X7 No needle core biopsy performed
X8 Not applicable: Information not collected for this case
(If this information is required by your standard setter, use of code X8 may result in an edit error.)
X9 Not documented in medical record
Number of cores examined not assessed or unknown if assessed
Each Site-Specific Data Item (SSDI) applies only to selected primary sites, histologies, and years of diagnosis. Depending on applicability and standard-setter requirements, SSDIs may be left blank.