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Person Surname

FDA Data Element Number. GEN-00203

CDER Data Element Number. C-GEN-00203

Data Element Name. Person Surname.

Description. This standard represents a person's family name or last name.

Source. Data Standards Committee, FDA.

Relationship. Person Given Name (GEN-00201), Person Middle Name (GEN-00202), Person Family Rank (GEN-00204).

FDA Specifications. Person Surname is represented by variable text alphanumeric text consisting of a maximum of twenty-five (25) characters.

CDER Specifications. No further specifications.

FDA Approved Date. October 12, 1989.

CDER Approved Date. February 11, 1992.

FDA Revised Date.

CDER Revised Date.

Data Values.

Literal A person's family name or last name. N/A