HL7 Terminology
2.1.0 - Publication

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CodeSystem: specimenCondition


Defining URL:http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0493
Status:Active as of 2019-12-01

Code system of concepts specifying a mode or state of being that describes the nature of the specimen. 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:2.16.840.1.113883.18.317 (for OID based terminology systems)
Value Set:http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v2-0493 ( 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
v2-concCommenthttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v2-concCommentV2 Concept Commentstring
v2-concCommentAsPubhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v2-concCommentAsPubV2 Concept Comment As Publishedstring

This code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0493 defines the following codes:

CodeDisplayDefinitionV2 Concept CommentV2 Concept Comment As Published
AUT AutolyzedAutolyzed
CLOT ClottedClotted
CON ContaminatedContaminated
COOL CoolCool
FROZ FrozenFrozen
HEM HemolyzedHemolyzed
LIVE LiveLive
ROOM Room temperatureRoom temperature
SNR Sample not receivedSample not receivedDeprecated in v 2.8Deprecated in v 2.8
CFU CentrifugedCentrifuged


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