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CodeSystem: specimenRejectReason

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0490 Version: 2.1.0
Active as of 2019-12-01 Responsible: HL7, Inc Computable Name: SpecimenRejectReason
Other Identifiers: : urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.18.314

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HL7-defined code system of reasons a specimen may be rejected for a specified observation/result/analysis. Used in HL7 Version 2.x messaging in the SPM segment.

Underlying Master Code System for V2 table 0490 (Specimen Reject Reason)

This Code system is referenced in the content logical definition of the following value sets:


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

This code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0490 defines the following codes:

EX ExpiredExpired
QS Quantity not sufficientQuantity not sufficient
RB Broken containerBroken container
RC ClottingClotting
RD Missing collection dateMissing collection date
RA Missing patient ID numberMissing patient ID number
RE Missing patient nameMissing patient name
RH HemolysisHemolysis
RI Identification problemIdentification problem
RM LabelingLabeling
RN ContaminationContamination
RP Missing phlebotomist IDMissing phlebotomist ID
RR Improper storageImproper storage
RS Name misspellingName misspelling


2020-05-06reviseTed KleinVocabulary WGMigrated to the UTG maintenance environment and publishing tooling.