Collaborative Stage for TNM 7 - Revised 11/12/2010 [ Schema ]
CS Site-Specific Factor 12
Number of Cores Positive
- Note 1: Record the number of prostate core biopsies positive for cancer documented in the pathology report. Do not make assumptions on the number of cores positive based on the number of anatomic locations biopsied because often several cores are submitted per site. Fragments are not synonymous with cores and are not counted as cores unless the pathologist has included the fragments in the core count. If the number of cores positive is not specifically documented, code 991.
- Note 2: If multiple needle core biopsy procedures are performed during the initial diagnostic workup,, do not add together the positive cores from the separate procedures. Record the number of cores positive for cancer from the procedure with the highest number of cores positive.
|000||All examined cores negative|
|001-024||1 - 24 cores positive |
(Exact number of cores positive)
|025||25 or more cores positive|
|988||Not applicable: Information not collected for this case|
(If this information is required by your standard setter, use of code 988 may result in an edit error.)
|991||Biopsy cores positive, number unknown|
|998||No needle core biopsy performed|
|999||Unknown or no information |
Not documented in patient record