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LP31549-6   Malignant cells
In medicine, malignant is a clinical term that is used to describe a clinical course that progresses rapidly to death. It is typically applied to neoplasms that show aggressive behavior characterised by local invasion or distant metastasis. The change of cells from benign to malignant behavior is called malignant transformation. Usually this diagnosis is made by pathologic examination of tissues. However, often the physician during the history and physical examination can find that there have been changes in size or patient sensation and upon direct examination that there has been a change in the lesion itself. Malignant transformation is a synonym for progression to malignancy. Transformation may take place as a primary or a secondary process. Although malignant transformation may occur because of changes within the cell, it can be induced by inorganic toxic substances such as cadmium or arsenite and organics such as tobacco-specific nitrosamines. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Malignant cells (Wikipedia)

LP31549-6   Malignant cells
A neoplasm which invades serous cavities can cause malignant cells to be seen in body fluid specimens. The cells have increased cell and nuclear size, irregularly shaped nuclei, large nucleoli, high nuclear to cytomplasmic ratio, and atypical nuclear chromatin patterns. The cells can be numerous or rarely seen; some can form large clusters. Source: 2010 Hematology and Clinical Microscopy Glossary by College of Americal Pathologists (CAP). Source: Regenstrief Institute

LP7238-1   Body fld
The LOINC "Body fld" System represents body fluids other than serum, plasma, blood, urine, and cerebrospinal fluid. When a LOINC term with the System "Body fld" is used, the specific specimen source or body fluid type should be reported elsewhere with the result. Where more specific terms for pleural, peritoneal, synovial fluid, etc. exist, we encourage you to use the more specific terms. In contrast to "Body fld", the System "Asp" in LOINC represents the fluid withdrawn during an aspiration procedure from an abnormal collection of fluid, such as from an abscess or cyst. "Asp" is used for abnormal fluid collections that are aspirated, while "Body fld" is used for named body fluids, such as synovial fluid or peritoneal fluid, that are not inherently pathologic. Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Fully-Specified Name

Malignant cells
Body fld

Additional Names

Short Name
Malignant cells Fld Ql Micro
Display Name
Malignant cells LM Ql (Body fld)
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Malignant cells, Body fluid

Example Answer List: LL1162-8

Source: Regenstrief Institute
Answer Code Score Answer ID
NoneCopyright ID:260413007 None (qualifier value) LA137-2
RareCopyright ID:89292003 Rare (qualifier value) LA15679-6
FewCopyright ID:57176003 Few (qualifier value) LA15680-4
ModerateCopyright ID:260354000 Moderate number (qualifier value) LA6751-7
ManyCopyright ID:260396001 Numerous (qualifier value) LA15681-2

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Version 2.48
Last Updated
Version 2.56
Change Reason
The PrThr property is used for LOINC terms whose results are reported using an ordered categorical scale, regardless of whether or not an internal threshold was used to make that determination. This change was approved by the Laboratory LOINC Committee in June 2016.
Order vs. Observation

Language Variants Get Info

Tag Language Translation
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Células malignas:PrThr:Punto temporal:Fluido corporal:Ord:Microscopía de luz
es-MX Spanish (Mexico) Células malignas:Presencia o umbral:Punto temporal:Fluído corporal:Ordinal:Microscopía óptica
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Pahaloomulised rakud:PrThr:Pt:Fx:Ord:Valgusmikroskoopia
Synonyms: Järgarvuline Juhuslik Kehavedelik
fr-CA French (Canada) Cellules malignes:Présence-Seuil:Temps ponctuel:Liquide biologique:Ordinal:Microscopie.fond clair
fr-FR French (France) Cellules malignes:Présence/Seuil:Ponctuel:Liquide biologique:Qualitatif:Microscopie optique
fr-BE French (Belgium) Cellules malignes:PrThr:Temps ponctuel:Liquide biologique:Ordinal:Microscopie.fond clair
it-IT Italian (Italy) Cellule maligne:PrThr:Pt:Liquido corporeo:Ord:Microscopia.ottica
Synonyms: Ematologia (coagulazione) conta differenziale Liquido corporeo Microscopia ottica Presenza o Soglia Punto nel tempo (episodio)
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) kwaadaardige cellen:aanwezigheid:moment:lichaamsvocht:ordinaal:microscopie.licht
Synonyms: lichtmicroscopie
pl-PL Polish (Poland) Komórki nowotworu złośliwego:granica wykrywalności:punkt w czasie:płyn ustrojowy:półilościowy:mikroskopia świetlna
Synonyms: Komórki nowotworu złośliwego
pt-BR Portuguese (Brazil) Células neoplásicas::Pt:LiqOrg:Ord:Microscopia optica
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Злокачественные клетки:PrThr:ТчкВрм:Тело ждк:Пор:Микроскопия.световой
Synonyms: Порядковый Тела жидкость Точка во времени;Момент
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Malign hücreler:MevcEşik:Zmlı:Vücut sv:Srl:Mikroskopi.ışık
Synonyms: Mevcut
zh-CN Chinese (China) 恶性肿瘤细胞:存在情况或阈值:时间点:体液:序数型:显微镜检查.光学
Synonyms: 依次型;分类顺序型;定性的;序数型(或称等级型);性质上的;有序型;有序性分类应答;有序性分类结果;秩次型;等级型;筛查;顺序型 光学显微镜方法;光学显微镜方法.光学;光学显微镜检;光学显微镜检.光学;光学显微镜检查;光镜检查;光镜检查.光学;光镜法;显微镜检查.普通光学;普通光学显微镜检查;镜检;镜检.光学 存在情况;存在;存在与否;是否存在;阈值;界值;界限;阀值;临界值;存在情况(存在、存在与否、是否存在)或阈值(界值、界限、阀值、临界值) 恶性细胞 时刻;随机;随意;瞬间 显微学;显微术;显微镜学;显微镜检术;显微镜检查;显微镜检查方法;显微镜检查法;显微镜检查类方法;显微镜检查类检验方法;显微镜法;镜检;镜检术;镜检法 物体 细胞含量;细胞性;细胞性质;细胞构成;细胞类 血液学/细胞计数;血液学与细胞计数

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