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2.0.0 - Publication

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CodeSystem: bodySite


Defining URL:http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0163
Status:Active as of 2019-12-01

HL7-defined code system of concepts that specify a body site from which a specimen is obtained. Used in HL7 Version 2.x messaging in the OBX and CH7 segments.

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:2.16.840.1.113883.18.81 (for OID based terminology systems)
Value Set:http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v2-0163 ( 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
HL7usageNoteshttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#HL7usageNotesHL7 Concept Usage Notesstring

This code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0163 defines the following codes:

CodeDisplayDefinitiondeprecatedHL7 Concept Usage Notes
LNB NebulizedNebulized2.9erroneous, use NB
LV Left Vastus LateralisLeft Vastus Lateralis2.9erroneous, use LVL
BE Bilateral EarsBilateral Ears
OU Bilateral EyesBilateral Eyes
BN Bilateral NaresBilateral Nares
BU ButtockButtock
CT Chest TubeChest Tube
LA Left ArmLeft Arm
LAC Left Anterior ChestLeft Anterior Chest
LACF Left Antecubital FossaLeft Antecubital Fossa
LD Left DeltoidLeft Deltoid
LE Left EarLeft Ear
LEJ Left External JugularLeft External Jugular
OS Left EyeLeft Eye
LF Left FootLeft Foot
LG Left Gluteus MediusLeft Gluteus Medius
LH Left HandLeft Hand
LIJ Left Internal JugularLeft Internal Jugular
LLAQ Left Lower Abd QuadrantLeft Lower Abd Quadrant
LLFA Left Lower ForearmLeft Lower Forearm
LMFA Left Mid ForearmLeft Mid Forearm
LN Left NarisLeft Naris
LPC Left Posterior ChestLeft Posterior Chest
LSC Left SubclavianLeft Subclavian
LT Left ThighLeft Thigh
LUA Left Upper ArmLeft Upper Arm
LUAQ Left Upper Abd QuadrantLeft Upper Abd Quadrant
LUFA Left Upper ForearmLeft Upper Forearm
LVG Left VentraglutealLeft Ventragluteal
LVL Left Vastus LateralisLeft Vastus Lateralis
NB NebulizedNebulized
PA PerianalPerianal
PERIN PerinealPerineal
RA Right ArmRight Arm
RAC Right Anterior ChestRight Anterior Chest
RACF Right Antecubital FossaRight Antecubital Fossa
RD Right DeltoidRight Deltoid
RE Right EarRight Ear
REJ Right External JugularRight External Jugular
OD Right EyeRight Eye
RF Right FootRight Foot
RG Right Gluteus MediusRight Gluteus Medius
RH Right HandRight Hand
RIJ Right Internal JugularRight Internal Jugular
RLAQ Rt Lower Abd QuadrantRt Lower Abd Quadrant
RLFA Right Lower ForearmRight Lower Forearm
RMFA Right Mid ForearmRight Mid Forearm
RN Right NarisRight Naris
RPC Right Posterior ChestRight Posterior Chest
RSC Right SubclavianRight Subclavian
RT Right ThighRight Thigh
RUA Right Upper ArmRight Upper Arm
RUAQ Right Upper Abd QuadrantRight Upper Abd Quadrant
RUFA Right Upper ForearmRight Upper Forearm
RVL Right Vastus LateralisRight Vastus Lateralis
RVG Right VentraglutealRight Ventragluteal

Additional Language Displays

CodeDeutsch (German, de)
BEBeide Ohren
OUBeide Augen
BNBeide Nasenlöcher
LAlinker Arm
LACLinker vorderer Thorax
LACFLinke Fossa antecubitalis
LDLinker Deltoideus
LElinkes Ohr
LEJLinke Vena jugularis externa
OSlinkes Auge
LFlinker Fuß
LGLinker Glutäus maximus
LHlinke Hand
LIJLinke Vena jugularis interna
LLAQLinker unterer Quadrant Abdomen
LLFALinker Unterarm (unten)
LMFALinker Unterarm (Mitte)
LNLinkes Nasenloch
LPCLinker hinterer Thorax
LSCLinke Subclavia
LTLinker Oberschenkel
LUALinker Oberarm
LUAQLinker oberer Quadrant Abdomen
LUFALinker Unterarm (oben)
LVGLinke Bauch- / Glutealgegend
LVLLinker Musculus vastus lateralis (Offiziersstreifen)
PERINPerineum / Dammbereich
RARechter Arm
RACRechter vorderer Thorax
RACFRechte Fossa antecubitalis
RDRechter Deltoideus
RERechtes Ohr
REJRechte Vena jugularis externa
ODrechtes Auge
RFRechter Fuß
RGRechter Glutäus maximus
RHRechte Hand
RIJRechte Vena jugularis interna
RLAQRechter unterer Quadrant Abdomen
RLFARechter Unterarm (unten)
RMFARechter Unterarm (Mitte)
RNRechtes Nasenloch
RPCRechter hinterer Thorax
RSCRechte Subclavia
RTRechter Oberschenkel
RUARechter Oberarm
RUAQRechter oberer Quadrant Abdomen
RUFARechter Unterarm (oben)
RVLRechter Musculus vastus lateralis (Offiziersstreifen)
RVGRechte Bauch- / Glutealgegend


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