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2.0.0 - Publication

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CodeSystem: specimenCollectionMethod


Defining URL:http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0488
Status:Active as of 2019-12-01

HL7-defined code system of concepts specifying the specimen collection method. Used in HL7 Version 2.x messaging in the SPM 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:2.16.840.1.113883.18.312 (for OID based terminology systems)
Value Set:http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v2-0488 ( 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/v2-0488 defines the following codes:

FNA Aspiration, Fine NeedleAspiration, Fine Needle
PNA Arterial punctureArterial puncture
BIO BiopsyBiopsy
BCAE Blood Culture, Aerobic BottleBlood Culture, Aerobic Bottle
BCAN Blood Culture, Anaerobic BottleBlood Culture, Anaerobic Bottle
BCPD Blood Culture, Pediatric BottleBlood Culture, Pediatric Bottle
CAP Capillary SpecimenCapillary Specimen
CATH CatheterizedCatheterized
EPLA Environmental, PlateEnvironmental, Plate
ESWA Environmental, SwabEnvironmental, Swab
LNA Line, ArterialLine, Arterial
CVP Line, CVPLine, CVP
LNV Line, VenousLine, Venous
MARTL Martin-Lewis AgarMartin-Lewis Agar
ML11 Mod. Martin-Lewis AgarMod. Martin-Lewis Agar
PACE Pace, Gen-ProbePace, Gen-Probe
PIN Pinworm PrepPinworm Prep
KOFFP Plate, CoughPlate, Cough
MLP Plate, Martin-LewisPlate, Martin-Lewis
NYP Plate, New York CityPlate, New York City
TMP Plate, Thayer-MartinPlate, Thayer-Martin
ANP Plates, AnaerobicPlates, Anaerobic
BAP Plates, Blood AgarPlates, Blood Agar
PRIME Pump PrimePump Prime
PUMP Pump SpecimenPump Specimen
QC5 Quality Control For MicroQuality Control For Micro
SCLP Scalp, Fetal VeinScalp, Fetal Vein
SCRAPS ScrapingsScrapings
SHA ShavingShaving
SWA SwabSwab
SWD Swab, Dacron tippedSwab, Dacron tipped
WOOD Swab, Wooden ShaftSwab, Wooden Shaft
TMOT Transport Media,Transport Media,
TMAN Transport Media, AnaerobicTransport Media, Anaerobic
TMCH Transport Media, ChalamydiaTransport Media, Chalamydia
TMM4 Transport Media, M4Transport Media, M4
TMMY Transport Media, MycoplasmaTransport Media, Mycoplasma
TMPV Transport Media, PVATransport Media, PVA
TMSC Transport Media, Stool CultureTransport Media, Stool Culture
TMUP Transport Media, UreaplasmaTransport Media, Ureaplasma
TMVI Transport Media, ViralTransport Media, Viral
VENIP VenipunctureVenipuncture


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