HL7 FHIR Implementation Guide: Breast Cancer Data, Release 1 - US Realm (Draft for Comment 2)



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A specimen is a substance, physical object, or collection of objects, that the laboratory considers a single discrete, uniquely identified unit that is the subject of one or more steps in the laboratory workflow. A specimen may include multiple physical pieces as long as they are considered a single unit within the laboratory workflow. A specimen results from one to many specimen collection procedures, and may be contained in multiple specimen containers. Specimen may have one or more processing activities.

This logical model was published on Fri Aug 17 00:00:00 UTC 2018 as a draft by The HL7 Cancer Interoperability Group sponsored by Clinical Interoperability Council Work Group (CIC).

View the corresponding SpecimenProfile profile.

NameFlagsCard.TypeDescription & Constraintsdoco
.. cimi-entity-Specimen-model 0..*
... accessionIdentifier 0..1http://hl7.org/fhir/us/breastcancer/StructureDefinition/cimi-entity-AccessionIdentifier-modelIdentifier assigned by the lab
... specimenStatus 0..1CodingState of the specimen, such as obtained, processed, used.
Binding: SpecimenStatus (required)
... type 1..1CodingThe most specific code (lowest level term) describing the kind or sort of thing being represented.
Binding: v2 Specimen Type (required)
... collectionSource 0..1Reference(BC Patient Logical Model | BC Group Logical Model | BC Device Logical Model | BC Substance Logical Model)The person or thing the sample was obtained from.
... collectionTime 0..1dateTime, http://hl7.org/fhir/us/breastcancer/StructureDefinition/shr-core-TimePeriod-modelWhen the sample was obtained, as a specific time or time period.
... collectionMethod 0..1CodingHow the specimen was obtained.
... collectionSite 0..1http://hl7.org/fhir/us/breastcancer/StructureDefinition/cimi-element-AnatomicalLocation-modelThe body site where specimen was collected
... sourceSpecimen 0..1Reference(BC Specimen Logical Model)Identifier for the source specimen from which this specimen was derived.
... receivedTime 0..1dateTimeTime the item was delivered to, or accepted by, the receiving facility or unit.
... specimenContainer 0..*Reference(BC SpecimenContainer Logical Model)Direct container of specimen (tube/slide, etc.)
... specimenTreatment 0..*http://hl7.org/fhir/us/breastcancer/StructureDefinition/cimi-entity-SpecimenTreatment-modelTreatment performed on the specimen.
... handlingRisk 0..*CodingCautions on the handling of this specimen.
... specialHandling 0..*CodingInformation about the proper handling of the specimen.

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