HL7 Terminology (THO)
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ValueSet: Laboratory Observation Sub-Type

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v3-LaboratoryObservationSubtype Version: 1.0.0
Active as of 2021-03-24 Responsible: HL7, Inc Computable Name: LaboratoryObservationSubType
Other Identifiers: : urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.

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Value Set of codes specifying an observation sub-type used with observation type code RSLT (Result).


This value set is not used here; it may be used elsewhere (e.g. specifications and/or implementations that use this content)

Logical Definition (CLD)

This value set includes codes based on the following rules:

This value set excludes codes based on the following rules:



This value set contains 12 concepts

Expansion based on observationSubtype v2.1.0 (CodeSystem)

All codes in this table are from the system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0937

MCSMicro Culture StatusSub-type of RSLT (Result) This term identifies observations that give overall culture outcome, when no specific organism is being named.
MIDMicro Isolate DescriptorSub-type of RSLT (Result) This term identifies any other observations about the isolate.
MIGMicro Isolate Growth QuantitySub-type of RSLT (Result) This term identifies growth levels of an isolate – can be numeric or categorical.
MINMicro Isolate NameSub-type of RSLT (Result) This term identifies observations that name a specific organism either at the species or the genus level.
MIRMicro Isolate RelatedMicro Isolate Related
MIRMMicro Isolate Related ModifierMicro Isolate Related Modifier
MNIRMicro Non-Isolate RelatedMicro Non-Isolate Related
MODMicro Other DescriptorSub-type of RSLT (Result) This term identifies observations that do not fit the culture status, but is not at the isolate level.
MSSMicro Sample StainSub-type of RSLT (Result) This term identifies observations on gram stains (and other stains or smears) on the clinical sample.
SUPSupplemental ResultSupplemental Result
SURSusceptibility RelatedSusceptibility Related

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
System 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