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    <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><h2>specialHandling</h2><div><p>Code system of concepts describing how a specimen and/or container needs to be handled from the time of collection through the initiation of testing.  Used in HL7 Version 2.x messaging in the SPM, SAC, PAC and OM4 segments.</p>
</div><p><b>Copyright Statement:</b> Copyright HL7. Licensed under creative commons public domain</p><p><b>Properties</b></p><table class="grid"><tr><td><b>Code</b></td><td><b>URL</b></td><td><b>Description</b></td><td><b>Type</b></td></tr><tr><td>status</td><td>http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#status</td><td>Status of the concept</td><td>code</td></tr><tr><td>deprecated</td><td>http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v2-table-deprecated</td><td>Version of HL7 in which the code was deprecated</td><td>code</td></tr><tr><td>v2-concComment</td><td>http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v2-concComment</td><td>V2 Concept Comment</td><td>string</td></tr><tr><td>v2-concCommentAsPub</td><td>http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v2-concCommentAsPub</td><td>V2 Concept Comment As Published</td><td>string</td></tr></table><p>This code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0376 defines the following codes:</p><table class="codes"><tr><td style="white-space:nowrap"><b>Code</b></td><td><b>Display</b></td><td><b>Definition</b></td><td><b>V2 Table Status</b></td><td><b>V2 Concept Comment</b></td><td><b>V2 Concept Comment As Published</b></td></tr><tr><td style="white-space:nowrap">C37<a name="v2-0376-C37"> </a></td><td>Body temperature</td><td>Body temperature</td><td>A</td><td>Critical to keep at body temperature: 36 - 38( C.</td><td>Critical to keep at body temperature: 36 - 38( C.</td></tr><tr><td style="white-space:nowrap">AMB<a name="v2-0376-AMB"> </a></td><td>Ambient temperature</td><td>Ambient temperature</td><td>A</td><td>Keep at ambient (room) temperature, approximately 22 ( 2 degrees C. Accidental refrigeration or freezing is of little consequence</td><td>Keep at ambient (room) temperature, approximately 22 ( 2 degrees C. Accidental refrigeration or freezing is of little consequence</td></tr><tr><td style="white-space:nowrap">CAMB<a name="v2-0376-CAMB"> </a></td><td>Critical ambient temperature</td><td>Critical ambient temperature</td><td>A</td><td>Critical ambient - must not be refrigerated or frozen.</td><td>Critical ambient - must not be refrigerated or frozen.</td></tr><tr><td style="white-space:nowrap">REF<a name="v2-0376-REF"> </a></td><td>Refrigerated temperature</td><td>Refrigerated temperature</td><td>A</td><td>Keep at refrigerated temperature: 4-8( C. Accidental warming or freezing is of little consequence</td><td>Keep at refrigerated temperature: 4-8( C. Accidental warming or freezing is of little consequence</td></tr><tr><td style="white-space:nowrap">CREF<a name="v2-0376-CREF"> </a></td><td>Critical refrigerated temperature</td><td>Critical refrigerated temperature</td><td>A</td><td>Critical refrigerated -  must not be allowed to freeze or warm until immediately prior to testing</td><td>Critical refrigerated -  must not be allowed to freeze or warm until immediately prior to testing</td></tr><tr><td style="white-space:nowrap">FRZ<a name="v2-0376-FRZ"> </a></td><td>Frozen temperature</td><td>Frozen temperature</td><td>A</td><td>Keep at frozen temperature: -4( C. Accidental thawing is of little consequence</td><td>Keep at frozen temperature: -4( C. Accidental thawing is of little consequence</td></tr><tr><td style="white-space:nowrap">CFRZ<a name="v2-0376-CFRZ"> </a></td><td>Critical frozen temperature</td><td>Critical frozen temperature</td><td>A</td><td>Critical frozen - must not be allowed to thaw until immediately prior to testing</td><td>Critical frozen - must not be allowed to thaw until immediately prior to testing</td></tr><tr><td style="white-space:nowrap">DFRZ<a name="v2-0376-DFRZ"> </a></td><td>Deep frozen</td><td>Deep frozen</td><td>A</td><td>Deep frozen: -16 to -20( C.</td><td>Deep frozen: -16 to -20( C.</td></tr><tr><td style="white-space:nowrap">UFRZ<a name="v2-0376-UFRZ"> </a></td><td>Ultra frozen</td><td>Ultra frozen</td><td>A</td><td>Ultra cold frozen: ~ -75 to -85( C. (ultra cold freezer is typically at temperature of dry ice).</td><td>Ultra cold frozen: ~ -75 to -85( C. (ultra cold freezer is typically at temperature of dry ice).</td></tr><tr><td style="white-space:nowrap">NTR<a name="v2-0376-NTR"> </a></td><td>Liquid nitrogen</td><td>Liquid nitrogen</td><td>A</td><td>Keep in liquid nitrogen.</td><td>Keep in liquid nitrogen.</td></tr><tr><td style="white-space:nowrap">PRTL<a name="v2-0376-PRTL"> </a></td><td>Protect from light</td><td>Protect from light</td><td>A</td><td>Protect from light (e.g., wrap in aluminum foil).</td><td>Protect from light (e.g., wrap in aluminum foil).</td></tr><tr><td style="white-space:nowrap">CATM<a name="v2-0376-CATM"> </a></td><td>Protect from air</td><td>Protect from air</td><td>A</td><td>Critical. Do not expose to atmosphere. Do not uncap.</td><td>Critical. Do not expose to atmosphere. Do not uncap.</td></tr><tr><td style="white-space:nowrap">DRY<a name="v2-0376-DRY"> </a></td><td>Dry</td><td>Dry</td><td>A</td><td>Keep in a dry environment.</td><td>Keep in a dry environment.</td></tr><tr><td style="white-space:nowrap">PSO<a name="v2-0376-PSO"> </a></td><td>No shock</td><td>No shock</td><td>A</td><td>Protect from shock.</td><td>Protect from shock.</td></tr><tr><td style="white-space:nowrap">PSA<a name="v2-0376-PSA"> </a></td><td>Do not shake</td><td>Do not shake</td><td>A</td><td>Do not shake.</td><td>Do not shake.</td></tr><tr><td style="white-space:nowrap">UPR<a name="v2-0376-UPR"> </a></td><td>Upright</td><td>Upright</td><td>A</td><td>Keep upright. Do not turn upside down.</td><td>Keep upright. Do not turn upside down.</td></tr><tr><td style="white-space:nowrap">MTLF<a name="v2-0376-MTLF"> </a></td><td>Metal Free</td><td>Metal Free</td><td>A</td><td>Container is free of heavy metals including lead.</td><td>Container is free of heavy metals including lead.</td></tr></table></div>
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  <version value="2.2.0"/>
  <name value="SpecialHandling"/>
  <title value="specialHandling"/>
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  <date value="2019-12-01T00:00:00-05:00"/>
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           value="Underlying Master Code System for V2 table 0376 (Special Handling Code)"/>
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             value="Copyright HL7. Licensed under creative commons public domain"/>
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    <code value="C37"/>
    <display value="Body temperature"/>
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    <display value="Ambient temperature"/>
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  <concept id="3814">
    <code value="REF"/>
    <display value="Refrigerated temperature"/>
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      <code value="v2-concComment"/>
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    <property>
      <code value="v2-concCommentAsPub"/>
      <valueString
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    <property>
      <code value="status"/>
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  <concept id="3815">
    <code value="CREF"/>
    <display value="Critical refrigerated temperature"/>
    <definition value="Critical refrigerated temperature"/>
    <property>
      <code value="v2-concComment"/>
      <valueString
                   value="Critical refrigerated -  must not be allowed to freeze or warm until immediately prior to testing"/>
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    <property>
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  <concept id="3816">
    <code value="FRZ"/>
    <display value="Frozen temperature"/>
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      <code value="v2-concComment"/>
      <valueString
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      <code value="v2-concCommentAsPub"/>
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  <concept id="3817">
    <code value="CFRZ"/>
    <display value="Critical frozen temperature"/>
    <definition value="Critical frozen temperature"/>
    <property>
      <code value="v2-concComment"/>
      <valueString
                   value="Critical frozen - must not be allowed to thaw until immediately prior to testing"/>
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    <property>
      <code value="v2-concCommentAsPub"/>
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  <concept id="3818">
    <code value="DFRZ"/>
    <display value="Deep frozen"/>
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    <property>
      <code value="v2-concComment"/>
      <valueString value="Deep frozen: -16 to -20( C."/>
    </property>
    <property>
      <code value="v2-concCommentAsPub"/>
      <valueString value="Deep frozen: -16 to -20( C."/>
    </property>
    <property>
      <code value="status"/>
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  <concept id="3819">
    <code value="UFRZ"/>
    <display value="Ultra frozen"/>
    <definition value="Ultra frozen"/>
    <property>
      <code value="v2-concComment"/>
      <valueString
                   value="Ultra cold frozen: ~ -75 to -85( C. (ultra cold freezer is typically at temperature of dry ice)."/>
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    <property>
      <code value="v2-concCommentAsPub"/>
      <valueString
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    <property>
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  <concept id="3820">
    <code value="NTR"/>
    <display value="Liquid nitrogen"/>
    <definition value="Liquid nitrogen"/>
    <property>
      <code value="v2-concComment"/>
      <valueString value="Keep in liquid nitrogen."/>
    </property>
    <property>
      <code value="v2-concCommentAsPub"/>
      <valueString value="Keep in liquid nitrogen."/>
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  <concept id="3821">
    <code value="PRTL"/>
    <display value="Protect from light"/>
    <definition value="Protect from light"/>
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      <code value="v2-concComment"/>
      <valueString value="Protect from light (e.g., wrap in aluminum foil)."/>
    </property>
    <property>
      <code value="v2-concCommentAsPub"/>
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    <display value="Protect from air"/>
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  <concept id="3823">
    <code value="DRY"/>
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      <code value="v2-concComment"/>
      <valueString value="Keep in a dry environment."/>
    </property>
    <property>
      <code value="v2-concCommentAsPub"/>
      <valueString value="Keep in a dry environment."/>
    </property>
    <property>
      <code value="status"/>
      <valueCode value="A"/>
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  <concept id="3824">
    <code value="PSO"/>
    <display value="No shock"/>
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      <code value="v2-concComment"/>
      <valueString value="Protect from shock."/>
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    <property>
      <code value="v2-concCommentAsPub"/>
      <valueString value="Protect from shock."/>
    </property>
    <property>
      <code value="status"/>
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    <code value="PSA"/>
    <display value="Do not shake"/>
    <definition value="Do not shake"/>
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      <code value="v2-concComment"/>
      <valueString value="Do not shake."/>
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      <code value="status"/>
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  <concept id="3826">
    <code value="UPR"/>
    <display value="Upright"/>
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      <code value="v2-concComment"/>
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    <property>
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  <concept id="3827">
    <code value="MTLF"/>
    <display value="Metal Free"/>
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      <code value="v2-concComment"/>
      <valueString value="Container is free of heavy metals including lead."/>
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      <code value="v2-concCommentAsPub"/>
      <valueString value="Container is free of heavy metals including lead."/>
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      <code value="status"/>
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