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Detailed Descriptions for the elements in the SpecimenDefinition resource.

SpecimenDefinition
Element IdSpecimenDefinition
Definition

A kind of specimen with associated set of requirements.

Cardinality0..*
TypeDomainResource
SpecimenDefinition.identifier
Element IdSpecimenDefinition.identifier
Definition

A business identifier associated with the kind of specimen.

NoteThis is a business identifier, not a resource identifier (see discussion)
Cardinality0..1
TypeIdentifier
Summarytrue
SpecimenDefinition.typeCollected
Element IdSpecimenDefinition.typeCollected
Definition

The kind of material to be collected.

Cardinality0..1
Terminology Bindingv2 Specimen Type (Example)
TypeCodeableConcept
Summarytrue
SpecimenDefinition.patientPreparation
Element IdSpecimenDefinition.patientPreparation
Definition

Preparation of the patient for specimen collection.

Cardinality0..*
Terminology BindingPatient preparation prior specimen collection (Example)
TypeCodeableConcept
Summarytrue
SpecimenDefinition.timeAspect
Element IdSpecimenDefinition.timeAspect
Definition

Time aspect of specimen collection (duration or offset).

Cardinality0..1
Typestring
Summarytrue
SpecimenDefinition.collection
Element IdSpecimenDefinition.collection
Definition

The action to be performed for collecting the specimen.

Cardinality0..*
Terminology BindingSpecimen collection methods (Example)
TypeCodeableConcept
Summarytrue
SpecimenDefinition.typeTested
Element IdSpecimenDefinition.typeTested
Definition

Specimen conditioned in a container as expected by the testing laboratory.

Cardinality0..*
SpecimenDefinition.typeTested.isDerived
Element IdSpecimenDefinition.typeTested.isDerived
Definition

Primary of secondary specimen.

Cardinality0..1
Typeboolean
SpecimenDefinition.typeTested.type
Element IdSpecimenDefinition.typeTested.type
Definition

The kind of specimen conditioned for testing expected by lab.

Cardinality0..1
Terminology Bindingv2 Specimen Type (Example)
TypeCodeableConcept
SpecimenDefinition.typeTested.preference
Element IdSpecimenDefinition.typeTested.preference
Definition

The preference for this type of conditioned specimen.

Cardinality1..1
Terminology BindingSpecimenContainedPreference (Required)
Typecode
SpecimenDefinition.typeTested.container
Element IdSpecimenDefinition.typeTested.container
Definition

The specimen's container.

Cardinality0..1
SpecimenDefinition.typeTested.container.material
Element IdSpecimenDefinition.typeTested.container.material
Definition

The type of material of the container.

Cardinality0..1
Terminology BindingTypes of material for specimen containers (Example)
TypeCodeableConcept
SpecimenDefinition.typeTested.container.type
Element IdSpecimenDefinition.typeTested.container.type
Definition

The type of container used to contain this kind of specimen.

Cardinality0..1
Terminology BindingSpecimen Container Type (Example)
TypeCodeableConcept
SpecimenDefinition.typeTested.container.cap
Element IdSpecimenDefinition.typeTested.container.cap
Definition

Color of container cap.

Cardinality0..1
Terminology BindingContainerCap (Example)
TypeCodeableConcept
Requirements

From ISO 6710-2017 Table F.1 Recommended colour codes.

SpecimenDefinition.typeTested.container.description
Element IdSpecimenDefinition.typeTested.container.description
Definition

The textual description of the kind of container.

Cardinality0..1
Typestring
SpecimenDefinition.typeTested.container.capacity
Element IdSpecimenDefinition.typeTested.container.capacity
Definition

The capacity (volume or other measure) of this kind of container.

Cardinality0..1
TypeSimpleQuantity
SpecimenDefinition.typeTested.container.minimumVolume[x]
Element IdSpecimenDefinition.typeTested.container.minimumVolume[x]
Definition

The minimum volume to be conditioned in the container.

Cardinality0..1
TypeSimpleQuantity|string
[x] NoteSee Choice of Data Types for further information about how to use [x]
SpecimenDefinition.typeTested.container.additive
Element IdSpecimenDefinition.typeTested.container.additive
Definition

Substance introduced in the kind of container to preserve, maintain or enhance the specimen. Examples: Formalin, Citrate, EDTA.

Cardinality0..*
SpecimenDefinition.typeTested.container.additive.additive[x]
Element IdSpecimenDefinition.typeTested.container.additive.additive[x]
Definition

Substance introduced in the kind of container to preserve, maintain or enhance the specimen. Examples: Formalin, Citrate, EDTA.

Cardinality1..1
Terminology Bindingv2 Additive (Example)
TypeCodeableConcept|Reference(Substance)
[x] NoteSee Choice of Data Types for further information about how to use [x]
SpecimenDefinition.typeTested.container.preparation
Element IdSpecimenDefinition.typeTested.container.preparation
Definition

Special processing that should be applied to the container for this kind of specimen.

Cardinality0..1
Typestring
SpecimenDefinition.typeTested.requirement
Element IdSpecimenDefinition.typeTested.requirement
Definition

Requirements for delivery and special handling of this kind of conditioned specimen.

Cardinality0..1
Typestring
SpecimenDefinition.typeTested.retentionTime
Element IdSpecimenDefinition.typeTested.retentionTime
Definition

The usual time that a specimen of this kind is retained after the ordered tests are completed, for the purpose of additional testing.

Cardinality0..1
TypeDuration
SpecimenDefinition.typeTested.rejectionCriterion
Element IdSpecimenDefinition.typeTested.rejectionCriterion
Definition

Criterion for rejection of the specimen in its container by the laboratory.

Cardinality0..*
Terminology BindingRejectionCriterion (Example)
TypeCodeableConcept
SpecimenDefinition.typeTested.handling
Element IdSpecimenDefinition.typeTested.handling
Definition

Set of instructions for preservation/transport of the specimen at a defined temperature interval, prior the testing process.

Cardinality0..*
SpecimenDefinition.typeTested.handling.temperatureQualifier
Element IdSpecimenDefinition.typeTested.handling.temperatureQualifier
Definition

It qualifies the interval of temperature, which characterizes an occurrence of handling. Conditions that are not related to temperature may be handled in the instruction element.

Cardinality0..1
Terminology BindingHandlingConditionSet (Example)
TypeCodeableConcept
SpecimenDefinition.typeTested.handling.temperatureRange
Element IdSpecimenDefinition.typeTested.handling.temperatureRange
Definition

The temperature interval for this set of handling instructions.

Cardinality0..1
TypeRange
SpecimenDefinition.typeTested.handling.maxDuration
Element IdSpecimenDefinition.typeTested.handling.maxDuration
Definition

The maximum time interval of preservation of the specimen with these conditions.

Cardinality0..1
TypeDuration
SpecimenDefinition.typeTested.handling.instruction
Element IdSpecimenDefinition.typeTested.handling.instruction
Definition

Additional textual instructions for the preservation or transport of the specimen. For instance, 'Protect from light exposure'.

Cardinality0..1
Typestring