HL7 Terminology
2.1.0 - Publication

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CodeSystem: specimenRejectReason


Defining URL:http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0490
Status:Active as of 2019-12-01

HL7-defined code system of reasons a specimen may be rejected for a specified observation/result/analysis. 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:2.16.840.1.113883.18.314 (for OID based terminology systems)
Value Set:http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v2-0490 ( 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/v2-0490 defines the following codes:

EX ExpiredExpired
QS Quantity not sufficientQuantity not sufficient
RB Broken containerBroken container
RC ClottingClotting
RD Missing collection dateMissing collection date
RA Missing patient ID numberMissing patient ID number
RE Missing patient nameMissing patient name
RH HemolysisHemolysis
RI Identification problemIdentification problem
RM LabelingLabeling
RN ContaminationContamination
RP Missing phlebotomist IDMissing phlebotomist ID
RR Improper storageImproper storage
RS Name misspellingName misspelling


2020-05-06reviseTed KleinVocabulary WGMigrated to the UTG maintenance environment and publishing tooling.