Transperineal template biopsy of the prostate (IPG364)
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'prostate cancer'
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on Transperineal template biopsy of the prostate.
The prostate is a small gland near a man's bladder. A test to collect a sample of tissue may be needed when there are concerns about possible prostate cancer.
Template transperineal biopsy involves the insertion of many fine needles though the skin between the scrotum and the anus in order to obtain tissue samples from the prostate for testing. The procedure is carried out with the patient under local or general anaesthesia.
M70.2 Perineal needle biopsy of prostate
Y53.2 Approach to organ under ultrasonic control
The NHS Classifications Service has advised NICE that currently these are the most suitable OPCS-4 codes to describe this procedure. The OPCS-4 classification is designed to categorise procedures for analysis and it is not always possible to identify a procedure uniquely.
The NHS Classifications Service of NHS Connecting for Health is the central definitive source for clinical coding guidance and determines the coding standards associated with the classifications (OPCS-4 and ICD-10) to be used across the NHS. The NHS Classifications Service and NICE work collaboratively to ensure the most appropriate classification codes are provided. www.connectingforhealth.co.uk/clinicalcoding
- IPG364 Transperineal template biopsy of the prostate: guidance (web format)
- IPG364 Transperineal template biopsy of the prostate: consultation comments table
- Transperineal template biopsy of the prostate - Equality Impact Assessment
- Transperineal template biopsy of the prostate - Consultation Document
- Transperineal template biopsy of the prostate - Overview
- Transperineal template biopsy of the prostate - Interventional Procedures Consultation Document
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: prostate cancer
This page was last updated: 11 October 2012
- Web format
- Full Guidance (PDF)
- IPG364 Biopsi o'r prostad drwy'r perinëwm a gaiff ei lywio gan dempled: deall canllawiau NICE (fformat MS Word)
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