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Orders and Observations Work GroupMaturity Level: N/AStandards Status: InformativeCompartments: Device, Patient, Practitioner

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VMA, Random Urine Sample (id = "vma-urine")

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<Specimen xmlns="">
  <id value="vma-urine"/> 
  <text> <status value="generated"/> <div xmlns=""><p> <b> Generated Narrative</b> </p> <p> <b> accessionIdentifier</b> : id: X352356</p> <p> <b> status</b> : available</p> <p> <b> type</b> : <span> Urine, Random</span> </p> <p> <b> subject</b> : <a> Generated Summary: Medical record number: 12345 (USUAL); active: true; Peter James Chalmers
           (OFFICIAL), Jim , Peter James Windsor (MAIDEN); , Phone: (03) 5555 6473, Phone: (03) 3410
           5613, Phone: (03) 5555 8834; gender: male; birthDate: 1974-12-25; deceased: false</a> </p> <p> <b> receivedTime</b> : Aug 18, 2015 7:03:00 AM</p> <h3> Collections</h3> <table> <tr> <td> -</td> <td> <b> Collector</b> </td> <td> <b> Collected[x]</b> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> *</td> <td> <a> Generated Summary: UZI-nummer: 12345678902 (OFFICIAL), BIG-nummer: 12345678902 (OFFICIAL);
               active: true; Luigi Maas(OFFICIAL); Phone: +31715269111; gender: male; birthDate: 1960-06-12</a> </td> <td> Aug 18, 2015 7:03:00 AM</td> </tr> </table> <h3> Processings</h3> <table> <tr> <td> -</td> <td> <b> Description</b> </td> <td> <b> Procedure</b> </td> <td> <b> Additive</b> </td> <td> <b> Time[x]</b> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> *</td> <td> Acidify to pH &lt; 3.0 with 6 N HCl.</td> <td> <span> Acidification</span> </td> <td> <span> 6 N HCl</span> </td> <td> Aug 18, 2015 8:10:00 AM</td> </tr> </table> <h3> Containers</h3> <table> <tr> <td> -</td> <td> <b> Type</b> </td> <td> <b> Capacity</b> </td> <td> <b> SpecimenQuantity</b> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> *</td> <td> <span> Non-sterile specimen container</span> </td> <td> 50 mls</td> <td> 10 mls</td> </tr> </table> </div> </text> <accessionIdentifier> 
    <!--    accession identifier - e.g. assigned by the labaratory when it is received.
     This is common, unlike specimen identifier    -->
    <system value=""/> 
    <value value="X352356"/> 
  <status value="available"/> 
   Type is a loosely defined field because there is such a lot of variation in how it
     is used.
   The principal variation is how much information that could be represented elsewhere
     is also
   represented here. For instance, here's some possible types:
     lithium heparin plasma   (+ .container.additive) (e.g. SNOMED CT 446272009)
     transfusion bag of blood (+ container.type)
     Peritoneal lavage        (+ collection.bodySite)
   If the type includes other fields, it would be normal not to populate the other fields

   Note that this practice is so widespread that it's pointless to try and stop it
      <system value=""/> 
      <code value="RANDU"/> 
      <display value="Urine, Random"/> 
    <reference value="Patient/example"/> 
  <receivedTime value="2015-08-18T07:03:00Z"/> 
      <!--    in practice, collecter is almost always recorded    -->
      <reference value="Practitioner/f202"/> 
    <!--    the time of collection is usually required. Usually a point in time, but can be a period
      (collectedPeriod) if it's a timed collection (e.g. a 24 hour urine)    -->
    <collectedDateTime value="2015-08-18T07:03:00Z"/> 
    <!--    method is usually implied by type    -->
    <description value="Acidify to pH &lt; 3.0 with 6 N HCl."/> 
        <system value=""/> 
        <code value="ACID"/> 
      <display value="6 N HCl"/> 
    <timeDateTime value="2015-08-18T08:10:00Z"/> 
      <text value="Non-sterile specimen container"/> 
      <value value="50"/> 
      <unit value="mls"/> 
      <value value="10"/> 
      <unit value="mls"/> 

Usage note: every effort has been made to ensure that the examples are correct and useful, but they are not a normative part of the specification.