HL7 Terminology (THO)
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ValueSet: QualitySpecimenRoleType

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v3-QualitySpecimenRoleType Version: 3.0.0
Active as of 2014-03-26 Responsible: Health Level Seven International Computable Name: QualitySpecimenRoleType
Other Identifiers: urn:ietf:rfc:3986#Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)#urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.1.11.16521

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


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)



Expansion based on codesystem RoleCode v3.0.0 (CodeSystem)

This value set contains 6 concepts.

1  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.

2    Bhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-RoleCodeBlind

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

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

An electronically simulated QC specimen

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

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

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

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

2    Vhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-RoleCodeVerifying

A specimen used for periodic calibration checks of instruments

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


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