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CodeSystem: priority

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0027 Version: 2.2.0
Active as of 2019-12-01 Responsible: HL7, Inc Computable Name: Priority
Other Identifiers: id: urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.18.15

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HL7-defined code system of concepts specifying the allowed priorities for obtaining the specimen. Used in HL7 Version 2.x messaging in the OM4 segment.

Underlying Master Code System for V2 table 0027 (Priority)

This Code system is referenced in the content logical definition of the following value sets:


This code system defines the following properties for its concepts

statushttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#statuscodeStatus of the concept
deprecatedhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v2-table-deprecatedcodeVersion of HL7 in which the code was deprecated


This code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0027 defines the following codes:

S Stat (do immediately)Stat (do immediately)
A As soon as possible (a priority lower than stat)As soon as possible (a priority lower than stat)
R RoutineRoutine
P Preoperative (to be done prior to surgery)Preoperative (to be done prior to surgery)
T Timing critical (do as near as possible to requested time)Timing critical (do as near as possible to requested time)

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