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CodeSystem: specimenComponent

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0372 Version: 2.0.0
Active as of 2019-12-01 Responsible: Health Level Seven International Computable Name: SpecimenComponent
Other Identifiers: 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:

Generated Narrative: CodeSystem v2-0372


This code system defines the following properties for its concepts

status status http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#status code Status of the concept
deprecated deprecated http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v2-table-deprecated code Version of HL7 in which the code was deprecated


This case-sensitive code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0372 defines the following codes in a Is-A hierarchy:

SUP Supernatant Supernatant
SED Sediment Sediment
BLD Whole blood, homogeneous Whole blood, homogeneous
BSEP Whole blood, separated Whole blood, separated
PRP Platelet rich plasma Platelet rich plasma
PPP Platelet poor plasma Platelet poor plasma
SER Serum, NOS (not otherwise specified) Serum, NOS (not otherwise specified)
PLAS Plasma, NOS (not otherwise specified) Plasma, NOS (not otherwise specified)


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