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 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.
Code identifying the general class of a product or process characteristic
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
R040510: At least one of PID-04, PID-05 or PID-10 is required
PID04 should be used for industry-specific product description codes.
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.
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.
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.
Code specifying 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.
Code identifying condition of product/service
If PID01 = "A", then PID10 is used. PID05 may also be used to further clarify the condition of the product.