International Patient Summary Implementation Guide
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International Patient Summary Implementation Guide, published by HL7 International / Patient Care. This guide is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version 1.1.0 built by the FHIR (HL7® FHIR® Standard) CI Build. This version is based on the current content of and changes regularly. See the Directory of published versions

ValueSet: Results Presence/Absence - IPS

Official URL: Version: 1.1.0
Standards status: Trial-use Maturity Level: 2 Computable Name: ResultsPresenceAbsenceUvIps

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Presence/Absence value set


Logical Definition (CLD)

This value set includes codes based on the following rules:



Expansion based on SNOMED CT International edition 31-Jan 2023

This value set expansion contains 57 concepts.

  43261007 presence of
  260351008 noticeable
  260408008 positive
  260412002 detected
  260417008 different
  260418003 similar
  260976002 of infection
  263650004 of calculi
  263651000 of delta phalanx
  264840007 present
  264866005 present
  264872005 present
  373066001 (qualifier value)
  441517005 ++ out of +++
  441521003 three plus out of three plus
  441614007 + out of +++
  720735008 positive
  735269004 reactive (qualifier value)
  897500001 in pooled specimen
  462371000124108 in pooled specimen
  17511009 absence
  47492008 seen
  260353006 at all
  260387001 anaerobes detected
  260389003 reaction
  260415000 detected
  260416004 itching
  264868006 growth
  264869003 neoplasm
  264871003 absent
  264887000 isolated
  264915001 absent
  264929000 infection absent
  373067005 (qualifier value)
  895231008 detected in pooled specimen (qualifier value)

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