PID Product/Item Description

To describe a product or process in coded or free-form format

Position
Element
Name
Type
Requirement
Min
Max
Repeat
PID01
Item Description Type
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
1
1
-
Code indicating the format of a description.
When PID01 is ``F'', PID04 is not used.
PID02
Product/Process Characteristic Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
3
-
Code specifying the product or process characteristic being described.
PID03
Association Qualifier Code
Identifier (ID)
Conditional
2
2
-
Code identifying the association assigning the code values.
Use PID03 to indicate the organization that publishes the code list being referred to.
PID04
Product Description Code
Identifier (ID)
Conditional
1
12
-
A code from an industry code list which provides specific data about a product characteristic.
PID04 should be used for industry-specific product description codes.
If PID04 is present, then PID03 is required.
At least one of PID04 or PID05 must be present.
PID05
Description
String (AN)
Conditional
1
80
-
A free-form description to clarify the related data elements and their content.
PID06
Surface/Layer/Position Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
-
Code indicating the product surface, layer or position that is being described.
Use PID06 when necessary to refer to the product surface or layer being described in the segment.

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