HL7 Terminology
2.0.0 - Publication

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CodeSystem: specimenAction


Defining URL:http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0065
Status:Active as of 2019-12-01

HL7-defined code system of concepts which specify actions to be taken with respect to the specimens that accompany or precede an order. The purpose of these are to further qualify (when appropriate) the general action indicated by the order control code (code system xxxx). Used in HL7 Version 2.x messaging in the OBR segment.

Publisher:HL7, Inc
Committee:Orders and Observations

Copyright HL7. Licensed under creative commons public domain

Content:Complete: All the concepts defined by the code system are included in the code system resource
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.18.25 (for OID based terminology systems)
Value Set:http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v2-0065 ( is the value set for all codes in this code system)
Source Resource:XML / JSON / Turtle

This Code system is referenced in the content logical definition of the following value sets:


statushttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#statusStatus of the conceptcode
deprecatedhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v2-table-deprecatedVersion of HL7 in which the code was deprecatedcode

This code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0065 defines the following codes:

C Cancel order for battery or tests namedCancel order for battery or tests named2.9
A Add ordered tests to the existing specimenAdd ordered tests to the existing specimen
G Generated order; reflex orderGenerated order; reflex order
L Lab to obtain specimen from patientLab to obtain specimen from patient
O Specimen obtained by service other than LabSpecimen obtained by service other than Lab
P Pending specimen; Order sent prior to deliveryPending specimen; Order sent prior to delivery
R Revised orderRevised order
S Schedule the tests specified belowSchedule the tests specified below

Additional Language Displays

CodeDeutsch (German, de)
CStornoauftrag zu bekannter Probe
AZusätzliche Tests zur vorhandenen Probe
GNachgeordneter Auftrag / Auftrag als Reaktion auf Untersuchungsergebnis
LHolauftrag für Labor
OProbe wird / wurde mit dem Auftrag zur Verfügung gestellt
PProbe steht noch aus - Auftrag liegt schon vor
RGeänderter Auftrag
SSpezifizierte Untersuchungen einplanen


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