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Question: 20130088 Status
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Source 1:   2012 Heme & Lymph Manual & DB
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Question
Grade/Heme & Lymphoid Neoplasms: Per Heme DB for Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma NOS the Grade info states "Grade- Code grade specified by pathologist. If no grade specified, code 9”, with no reference to Abstractor Notes or Module. Then further down in Abstractor Note it states “Abstractor Note- Grade is T-cell (5) unless pathologist specifically designates as a B-cell (see G2 rule)”. Please confirm as these two statements seem conflicting.

Discussion


Answer
Assign code 5 (T-cell) for 9714/3 unless the pathologist specifies as B-cell. See Grade rule G2.

There is a default statement in the Grade field in the Heme database for histologies that don't have a specified grade. However, this particular histology does not default to code 9. This will be corrected in the next version of the database.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

History


Last Updated
07/18/2013

Date Finalized
08/12/2013