HL7 Terminology (THO)
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This page is part of the HL7 Terminology (v5.1.0: Release) based on FHIR R4. The current version which supercedes this version is 5.2.0. For a full list of available versions, see the Directory of published versions

ValueSet: SpecimenRoleType

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v3-SpecimenRoleType Version: 2.0.0
Active as of 2014-03-26 Computable Name: SpecimenRoleType
Other Identifiers: id: urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.1.11.16515

No description


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 11 concepts

Expansion based on RoleCode v2.2.0 (CodeSystem)


A specimen used for initial calibration settings of an instrument


A set of patient samples in which the individuals of the group may or may not be identified.


Aliquots of individual specimens combined to form a single specimen representing all of the included individuals.


A specimen that has been collected from a patient.

  Qhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-RoleCodeQuality Control

A specimen specifically used to verify the sensitivity, specificity, accuracy or other perfomance parameter of a diagnostic test.


Quality Control specimen submitted to the lab whose identity and composition is not known to the lab.

  Ehttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-RoleCodeElectronic QC

An electronically simulated QC specimen

  Fhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-RoleCodeFiller Proficiency

Specimen used for testing proficiency of an organization performing testing (how does this differ from O?)

  Ohttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-RoleCodeOperator Proficiency

A specimen used for evaluation of operator proficiency (operator in what context?)


A specimen used for periodic calibration checks of instruments


A portion of an original patent sample that is tested at the same time as the original sample

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


2022-10-18reviseMarc DuteauTSMGFixing missing metadata; up-349
2020-05-06reviseTed KleinVocabulary WGMigrated to the UTG maintenance environment and publishing tooling.
2014-03-26reviseVocabulary (Woody Beeler) (no record of original request)2014T1_2014-03-26_001283 (RIM release ID)Lock all vaue sets untouched since 2014-03-26 to trackingId 2014T1_2014_03_26