PID Product/Item Description
To describe a product or process in coded or free-form format
Code indicating the format of a description.
If PID01 = "F", then PID05 is used. If PID01 = "S", then PID04 is used. If PID01 = "X", then both PID04 and PID05 are used.
Code specifying the product or process characteristic being described.
Code identifying the agency assigning the code values.
Use PID03 to indicate the organization that publishes the code list being referred to.
A code from an industry code list which provides specific data about a product characteristic.
C0403: If PID-04 is present, then PID-03 is required
PID04 should be used for industry-specific product description codes.
R0405: At least one of PID-04 or PID-05 is required
A free-form description to clarify the related data elements and their content.
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.