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CodeSystem: specimenComponent

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0372 Version: 2.1.0
Active as of 2019-12-01 Responsible: HL7, Inc Computable Name: SpecimenComponent
Other Identifiers: id: urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.18.230

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Code system of concepts that identify the specimen component, e.g., supernatant, sediment, etc. Used in the Interaction Specimen Container Detail (SAC) segment in HL7 Version 2.x messaging.

Underlying Master Code System for V2 table 0372 (Specimen Component)

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/v2-0372 defines the following codes:

SUP SupernatantSupernatant
SED SedimentSediment
BLD Whole blood, homogeneousWhole blood, homogeneous
BSEP Whole blood, separatedWhole blood, separated
PRP Platelet rich plasmaPlatelet rich plasma
PPP Platelet poor plasmaPlatelet poor plasma
SER Serum, NOS (not otherwise specified)Serum, NOS (not otherwise specified)
PLAS Plasma, NOS (not otherwise specified)Plasma, NOS (not otherwise specified)


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