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
1
Code indicating the format of a description
If PID01 equals "F", then PID05 is used. If PID01 equals "S", then PID04 is used. If PID01 equals "X", then both PID04 and PID05 are used.
PID02
Product/Process Characteristic Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
3
1
Code identifying the general class of a product or process characteristic
PID03
Agency Qualifier Code
Identifier (ID)
Conditional
2
2
1
Code identifying the agency assigning the code values
Use PID03 to indicate the organization that publishes the code list being referred to.
PID04
Product Description Code
String (AN)
Conditional
1
12
1
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
R0405: At least one of PID-04 or PID-05 is required
PID04 should be used for industry-specific product description codes.
PID05
Description
String (AN)
Conditional
1
80
1
A free-form description to clarify the related data elements and their content
PID06
Surface/Layer/Position Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
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.
PID07
Source Subqualifier
String (AN)
Optional
1
15
1
A reference that indicates the table or text maintained by the Source Qualifier
C0703: If PID-07 is present, then PID-03 is required
PID07 specifies the individual code list of the agency specified in PID03.
PID08
Yes/No Condition or Response Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
1
1
Code indicating a Yes or No condition or response
C0804: If PID-08 is present, then PID-04 is required
PID08 describes the physical characteristics of the product identified in PID04. A "Y" indicates that the specified attribute applies to this item; an "N" indicates it does not apply. Any other value is indeterminate.
PID09
Language Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
3
1
Code designating the language used in text, from a standard code list maintained by the International Standards Organization (ISO 639)
C0905: If PID-09 is present, then PID-05 is required
PID09 is used to identify the language being used in PID05.

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