HL7 Terminology
2.1.0 - Publication

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ValueSet: hl7VS-additivePreservative


Defining URL:http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v2-0371
Status:Active as of 2019-12-01

Concepts specifying any additive introduced to the specimen before or at the time of collection. These additives may be introduced in order to preserve, maintain or enhance the particular nature or component of the specimen. Used in Version 2 messaging in the SPM segment.

Publisher:HL7, Inc

Copyright HL7. Licensed under creative commons public domain

OID:2.16.840.1.113883.21.245 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source Resource:XML / JSON / Turtle


Logical Definition (CLD)



This value set contains 57 concepts

Expansion based on additivePreservative v2.1.0 (CodeSystem)

All codes from system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0371

F1010% Formalin10% Formalin
C323.2% Citrate3.2% Citrate
C383.8% Citrate3.8% Citrate
ACDAACD Solution AACD Solution A
ACDBACD Solution BACD Solution B
ACETAcetic AcidAcetic Acid
AMIESAmies transport mediumAmies transport medium
HEPAAmmonium heparinAmmonium heparin
BACTMBacterial Transport mediumBacterial Transport medium
BORBorate Boric AcidBorate Boric Acid
BOUINBouin's solutionBouin's solution
BF10Buffered 10% formalinBuffered 10% formalin
WESTBuffered Citrate (Westergren Sedimentation Rate)Buffered Citrate (Westergren Sedimentation Rate)
BSKMBuffered skim milkBuffered skim milk
CARSCarson's Modified 10% formalinCarson's Modified 10% formalin
CARYCary Blair MediumCary Blair Medium
CHLTMChlamydia transport mediumChlamydia transport medium
CTADCTAD (this should be spelled out if not universally understood)CTAD (this should be spelled out if not universally understood)
ENTEnteric bacteria transport mediumEnteric bacteria transport medium
ENT+Enteric plusEnteric plus
JKMJones Kendrick MediumJones Kendrick Medium
KARNKarnovsky's fixativeKarnovsky's fixative
LIALithium iodoacetateLithium iodoacetate
HEPLLithium/Li HeparinLithium/Li Heparin
MICHTMMichel's transport mediumMichel's transport medium
MMDTMMMD transport mediumMMD transport medium
HNO3Nitric AcidNitric Acid
PAGEPages's SalinePages's Saline
KOXPotassium OxalatePotassium Oxalate
EDTKPotassium/K EDTAPotassium/K EDTA
EDTK15Potassium/K EDTA 15%Potassium/K EDTA 15%
EDTK75Potassium/K EDTA 7.5%Potassium/K EDTA 7.5%
PVAPVA (polyvinylalcohol)PVA (polyvinylalcohol)
RLMReagan Lowe MediumReagan Lowe Medium
SSTSerum Separator Tube (Polymer Gel)Serum Separator Tube (Polymer Gel)
SILICASiliceous earth, 12 mgSiliceous earth, 12 mg
NAFSodium FluorideSodium Fluoride
FL100Sodium Fluoride, 100mgSodium Fluoride, 100mg
FL10Sodium Fluoride, 10mgSodium Fluoride, 10mg
NAPSSodium polyanethol sulfonate 0.35% in 0.85% sodium chlorideSodium polyanethol sulfonate 0.35% in 0.85% sodium chloride
HEPNSodium/Na HeparinSodium/Na Heparin
EDTNSodium/Na EDTASodium/Na EDTA
SPSSPS(this should be spelled out if not universally understood)SPS(this should be spelled out if not universally understood)
STUTMStuart transport mediumStuart transport medium
FDPThrombin NIH; soybean trypsin inhibitor (Fibrin Degradation Products)Thrombin NIH; soybean trypsin inhibitor (Fibrin Degradation Products)
THYOThyoglycollate brothThyoglycollate broth
URETMUreaplasma transport mediumUreaplasma transport medium
VIRTMViral Transport mediumViral Transport medium

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

Level A few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. In this scheme, some codes are under other codes, and imply that the code they are under also applies
Source The source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
Code The code (used as the code in the resource instance)
Display The display (used in the display element of a Coding). If there is no display, implementers should not simply display the code, but map the concept into their application
Definition An explanation of the meaning of the concept
Comments Additional notes about how to use the code


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