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CodeSystem: bodySite

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0163 Version: 2.0.0
Active as of 2019-12-01 Responsible: Health Level Seven International Computable Name: BodySite
Other Identifiers: urn:ietf:rfc:3986#Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)#urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.18.81

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HL7-defined code system of concepts that specify a body site from which a specimen is obtained. Used in HL7 Version 2.x messaging in the OBX and CH7 segments.

Underlying Master Code System for V2 table 0163 (Body Site)

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
HL7usageNoteshttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#HL7usageNotesstringHL7 Concept Usage Notes


This case-sensitive code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0163 defines the following codes in a Is-A heirarchy:

CodeDisplayDefinitiondeprecatedHL7 Concept Usage NotesDeutsch (German, de)
LNB NebulizedNebulized2.9erroneous, use NB
LV Left Vastus LateralisLeft Vastus Lateralis2.9erroneous, use LVL
BE Bilateral EarsBilateral EarsBeide Ohren
OU Bilateral EyesBilateral EyesBeide Augen
BN Bilateral NaresBilateral NaresBeide Nasenlöcher
BU ButtockButtockGesäß
CT Chest TubeChest TubeTubus
LA Left ArmLeft Armlinker Arm
LAC Left Anterior ChestLeft Anterior ChestLinker vorderer Thorax
LACF Left Antecubital FossaLeft Antecubital FossaLinke Fossa antecubitalis
LD Left DeltoidLeft DeltoidLinker Deltoideus
LE Left EarLeft Earlinkes Ohr
LEJ Left External JugularLeft External JugularLinke Vena jugularis externa
OS Left EyeLeft Eyelinkes Auge
LF Left FootLeft Footlinker Fuß
LG Left Gluteus MediusLeft Gluteus MediusLinker Glutäus maximus
LH Left HandLeft Handlinke Hand
LIJ Left Internal JugularLeft Internal JugularLinke Vena jugularis interna
LLAQ Left Lower Abd QuadrantLeft Lower Abd QuadrantLinker unterer Quadrant Abdomen
LLFA Left Lower ForearmLeft Lower ForearmLinker Unterarm (unten)
LMFA Left Mid ForearmLeft Mid ForearmLinker Unterarm (Mitte)
LN Left NarisLeft NarisLinkes Nasenloch
LPC Left Posterior ChestLeft Posterior ChestLinker hinterer Thorax
LSC Left SubclavianLeft SubclavianLinke Subclavia
LT Left ThighLeft ThighLinker Oberschenkel
LUA Left Upper ArmLeft Upper ArmLinker Oberarm
LUAQ Left Upper Abd QuadrantLeft Upper Abd QuadrantLinker oberer Quadrant Abdomen
LUFA Left Upper ForearmLeft Upper ForearmLinker Unterarm (oben)
LVG Left VentraglutealLeft VentraglutealLinke Bauch- / Glutealgegend
LVL Left Vastus LateralisLeft Vastus LateralisLinker Musculus vastus lateralis (Offiziersstreifen)
NB NebulizedNebulizedVernebelt
PA PerianalPerianalPerianal
PERIN PerinealPerinealPerineum / Dammbereich
RA Right ArmRight ArmRechter Arm
RAC Right Anterior ChestRight Anterior ChestRechter vorderer Thorax
RACF Right Antecubital FossaRight Antecubital FossaRechte Fossa antecubitalis
RD Right DeltoidRight DeltoidRechter Deltoideus
RE Right EarRight EarRechtes Ohr
REJ Right External JugularRight External JugularRechte Vena jugularis externa
OD Right EyeRight Eyerechtes Auge
RF Right FootRight FootRechter Fuß
RG Right Gluteus MediusRight Gluteus MediusRechter Glutäus maximus
RH Right HandRight HandRechte Hand
RIJ Right Internal JugularRight Internal JugularRechte Vena jugularis interna
RLAQ Rt Lower Abd QuadrantRt Lower Abd QuadrantRechter unterer Quadrant Abdomen
RLFA Right Lower ForearmRight Lower ForearmRechter Unterarm (unten)
RMFA Right Mid ForearmRight Mid ForearmRechter Unterarm (Mitte)
RN Right NarisRight NarisRechtes Nasenloch
RPC Right Posterior ChestRight Posterior ChestRechter hinterer Thorax
RSC Right SubclavianRight SubclavianRechte Subclavia
RT Right ThighRight ThighRechter Oberschenkel
RUA Right Upper ArmRight Upper ArmRechter Oberarm
RUAQ Right Upper Abd QuadrantRight Upper Abd QuadrantRechter oberer Quadrant Abdomen
RUFA Right Upper ForearmRight Upper ForearmRechter Unterarm (oben)
RVL Right Vastus LateralisRight Vastus LateralisRechter Musculus vastus lateralis (Offiziersstreifen)
RVG Right VentraglutealRight VentraglutealRechte Bauch- / Glutealgegend


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