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CodeSystem: SpecimenType

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-SpecimenType Version: 2.1.1
Active as of 2019-03-20 Responsible: Health Level 7 Computable Name: SpecimenType
Other Identifiers: id: urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.5.129


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

SpecializesCodingThe child code is a more narrow version of the concept represented by the parent code. I.e. Every child concept is also a valid parent concept. Used to allow determination of subsumption. Must be transitive, irreflexive, antisymmetric.
GeneralizesCodingInverse of Specializes. Only included as a derived relationship.
internalIdhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v3-internal-idcodeThe internal identifier for the concept in the HL7 Access database repository.
notSelectablehttp://hl7.org/fhir/concept-properties#notSelectablebooleanIndicates that the code is abstract - only intended to be used as a selector for other concepts
statushttp://hl7.org/fhir/concept-properties#statuscodeDesignation of a concept's state. Normally is not populated unless the state is retired.
synonymCodehttp://hl7.org/fhir/concept-properties#synonymcodeAn additional concept code that was also attributed to a concept


This code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-SpecimenType defines the following codes:

LvlCodeDisplayinternalIdNot SelectablestatussynonymCode
1_SpecimenEntityType SpecimenEntityType21283trueactive
2  ABS Abcess10446active
2  AMN Amniotic fluid10447active
2  ASP Aspirate10448active
2  BBL Blood bag10452active
2  BDY Whole body10562active
2  BIFL Bile fluid10450active
2  BLD Whole blood10561active
2  BLDA Blood arterial10451active
2  BLDC Blood capillary10453active
2  BLDCO Blood - cord10454active
2  BLDV Blood venous10456active
2  BON Bone10457active
2  BPH Basophils10449active
2  BPU Blood product unit10455active
2  BRN Burn10460active
2  BRO Bronchial10459active
2  BRTH Exhaled gas (=breath)10458activeEXG
2  EXG Exhaled gas (=breath)10458activeBRTH
2  CALC Calculus (=Stone)10461activeSTON
2  STON Calculus (=Stone)10461activeCALC
2  CDM Cardiac muscle10462active
2  CNJT Conjunctiva10469active
2  CNL Cannula10463active
2  COL Colostrum10468active
2  CRN Cornea10471active
2  CSF Cerebral spinal fluid10465active
2  CTP Catheter tip10464active
2  CUR Curettage10470active
2  CVM Cervical mucus10466active
2  CVX Cervix10467active
2  CYST Cyst10472active
2  DIAF Dialysis fluid10473active
2  DOSE Dose med or substance10474active
2  DRN Drain10475active
2  DUFL Duodenal fluid10476active
2  EAR Ear10477active
2  EARW Ear wax (cerumen)10478active
2  ELT Electrode10479active
2  ENDC Endocardium10480active
2  ENDM Endometrium10481active
2  EOS Eosinophils10482active
2  EYE Eye10484active
2  FIB Fibroblasts10485active
2  FIST Fistula10487active
2  FLT Filter10486active
2  FLU Body fluid, unsp10488active
2  FOOD Food sample10489active
2  GAS Gas10490active
2  GAST Gastric fluid/contents10491active
2  GEN Genital10492active
2  GENC Genital cervix10493active
2  GENF Genital fluid10494active
2  GENL Genital lochia10495active
2  GENV Genital vaginal10496active
2  HAR Hair10497active
2  IHG Inhaled Gas10498active
2  ISLT Isolate10500active
2  IT Intubation tube10499active
2  LAM Lamella10501active
2  LIQ Liquid NOS10506active
2  LN Line10503active
2  LNA Line arterial10504active
2  LNV Line venous10505active
2  LYM Lymphocytes10507active
2  MAC Macrophages10508active
2  MAR Marrow (bone)10509active
2  MBLD Menstrual blood10511active
2  MEC Meconium10510active
2  MILK Breast milk10513active
2  MLK Milk10512active
2  NAIL Nail10514active
2  NOS Nose (nasal passage)10515active
2  PAFL Pancreatic fluid10516active
2  PAT Patient10517active
2  PLAS Plasma10520active
2  PLB Plasma bag10521active
2  PLC Placenta10519active
2  PLR Pleural fluid (thoracentesis fld)10522active
2  PMN Polymorphonuclear neutrophils10523active
2  PPP Platelet poor plasma10524active
2  PRP Platelet rich plasma10525active
2  PRT Peritoneal fluid /ascites10518active
2  PUS Pus10526active
2  RBC Erythrocytes10483active
2  SAL Saliva10527active
2  SER Serum10530active
2  SKM Skeletal muscle10532active
2  SKN Skin10531active
2  SMN Seminal fluid10528active
2  SMPLS Seminal plasma10529active
2  SNV Synovial fluid (Joint fluid)10539active
2  SPRM Spermatozoa10533active
2  SPT Sputum10534active
2  SPTC Sputum - coughed10535active
2  SPTT Sputum - tracheal aspirate10536active
2  STL Stool = Fecal10537active
2  SWT Sweat10538active
2  TEAR Tears10540active
2  THRB Thrombocyte (platelet)10542active
2  THRT Throat10541active
2  TISG Tissue gall bladder10544active
2  TISPL Tissue placenta10547active
2  TISS Tissue, unspecified10543active
2  TISU Tissue ulcer10549active
2  TLGI Tissue large intestine10545active
2  TLNG Tissue lung10546active
2  TSMI Tissue small intestine Tissue ulcer10548active
2  TUB Tube, unspecified10550active
2  ULC Ulcer10551active
2  UMB Umbilical blood10552active
2  UMED Unknown medicine10553active
2  UR Urine10555active
2  URC Urine clean catch10556active
2  URNS Urine sediment10558active
2  URT Urine catheter10557active
2  URTH Urethra10554active
2  USUB Unknown substance10559active
2  VOM Vomitus10560active
2  WAT Water10563active
2  WBC Leukocytes10502active
2  WICK Wick10564active
2  WND Wound10565active
2  WNDA Wound abscess10566active
2  WNDD Wound drainage10568active
2  WNDE Wound exudate10567active


2022-10-18reviseTSMGMarc DuteauFixing missing metadata; up-349
2022-02-17 00:00:32+1100reviseVocabulary WGGrahame GrievePopulate Missing caseSensitive property; UP-286
2020-05-06reviseVocabulary WGTed KleinMigrated to the UTG maintenance environment and publishing tooling.