NAACCR Item #3898: Number of Cores Positive
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|Item #||Length||Source of Standard||Year Implemented||Version Implemented||Year Retired||Version Retired||Column #|
|3898||2||NAACCR||2018||18||1939 - 1940|
NAACCR XML: Tumor.numberOfCoresPositive
This data item represents the number of positive cores documented in the pathology report from needle biopsy of the prostate gland.
Number of Cores Positive is a Registry Data Collection Variable for AJCC. This data item was previously collected as Prostate, CS SSF# 12.
|00||All examined cores negative|
|01-99||1 - 99 cores positive
(Exact number of cores positive)
|X1||100 or more cores positive|
|X6||Biopsy cores positive, 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 Positive 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.