BASIS OF DIAGNOSIS FOR CANCER

The basis of how a PATIENT DIAGNOSIS relating to cancer was identified.

National Codes:

 Non-microscopic
0Death Certificate:
The only information available is from a death certificate
1Clinical:
Diagnosis made before death but without the benefit of any of the following (2-7)
2Clinical Investigation:
Includes all diagnostic techniques (e.g. X-rays, Endoscopy, imaging, Ultrasound Scan, exploratory surgery and autopsy) without a TISSUE diagnosis
4Specific Tumour markers:
Includes biochemical and/or immunological markers which are specific for a Tumour site
 Microscopic
5Cytology:
Examination of CELLS whether from a primary or secondary site, including fluids aspirated using endoscopes or needles. Also including microscopic examination of peripheral blood films and trephine bone marrow aspirates
6Histology of a metastasis:
Histological examination of TISSUES from a metastasis, including autopsy specimens
7Histology of a primary Tumour:
Histological examination of TISSUE from the primary Tumour, however obtained, including all cutting and bone marrow Biopsies. Also includes autopsy specimens of a primary Tumour
9Unknown:
No information on how the diagnosis has been made (e.g. Patient Administration System (PAS) /Hospital Information Support System (HISS) record only)
 

This attribute is also known by these names:
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formerlyBASIS OF DIAGNOSIS
pluralBASES OF DIAGNOSIS FOR CANCER

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