PID
Product/Item Description .
Pos: 070 Max: 200
Detail - Optional
Loop: HL Elements: 9
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To describe a product or process in coded or free-form format Element Summary:

                     
  _Ref_ Id _________Element Name__________ Req Type Min/Max ___Usage___  
  PID01 349 Item Description Type M ID 1/1 Must use  
      Description: Code indicating the format of a description
      All valid standard codes are used.
  PID02 750 Product/Process Characteristic Code O ID 2/3 Used  
      Description: Code identifying the general class of a product or process characteristic
      All valid standard codes are used.
  PID03 559 Agency Qualifier Code C ID 2/2 Used  
      Description: Code identifying the agency assigning the code values
      All valid standard codes are used.
  PID04 751 Product Description Code C AN 1/12 Used  
      Description: A code from an industry code list which provides specific data about a product characteristic
  PID05 352 Description C AN 1/80 Used  
      Description: A free-form description to clarify the related data elements and their content
  PID06 752 Surface/Layer/Position Code O ID 2/2 Used  
      Description: Code indicating the product surface, layer or position that is being described
      All valid standard codes are used.
  PID07 822 Source Subqualifier O AN 1/15 Used  
      Description: A reference that indicates the table or text maintained by the Source Qualifier
  PID08 1073 Yes/No Condition or Response Code O ID 1/1 Used  
      Description: Code indicating a Yes or No condition or response
      All valid standard codes are used.
  PID09 819 Language Code O ID 2/3 Used  
      Description: Code designating the language used in text, from a standard code list maintained by the International Standards Organization (ISO 639)

Syntax:
1. PID04 C0403 -- If PID04 is present, then PID03 is required
2. PID04 R0405 -- At least one of PID04 or PID05 is required.
3. PID07 C0703 -- If PID07 is present, then PID03 is required
4. PID08 C0804 -- If PID08 is present, then PID04 is required
5. PID09 C0905 -- If PID09 is present, then PID05 is required

Semantics:
1. Use PID03 to indicate the organization that publishes the code list being referred to.
2. PID04 should be used for industry-specific product description codes.
3. 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.
4. PID09 is used to identify the language being used in PID05.

Comments:
1. 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.
2. Use PID06 when necessary to refer to the product surface or layer being described in the segment.
3. PID07 specifies the individual code list of the agency specified in PID03.


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