NAACCR Item #3898: Number of Cores Positive

Start Column

1939

End Column

1940

Alignment

LEFT

Padding Character

' '

Documentation

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

Description
This data item represents the number of positive cores documented in the pathology report from needle biopsy of the prostate gland.
Rationale
Number of Cores Positive is a Registry Data Collection Variable for AJCC. This data item was previously collected as Prostate, CS SSF# 12.
Codes
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.