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Official URL: http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/referencerange-meaning Version: 6.0.0-cibuild
draft as of 2024-05-14 Computable Name: ObservationReferenceRangeMeaningCodes
Flags: Experimental OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.397

This value set is used in the following places:

This value set defines a set of codes that can be used to indicate the meaning/use of a reference range for a particular target population.


This expansion generated 14 May 2024

Expansion based on codesystem Observation Reference Range Meaning Codes v1.0.0 (CodeSystem) icon

This value set contains 13 concepts.

1  type iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/referencerange-meaningType

General types of reference range.

2    normal iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/referencerange-meaningNormal Range

Values expected for a normal member of the relevant control population being measured. Typically each results producer such as a laboratory has specific normal ranges and they are usually defined as within two standard deviations from the mean and account for 95.45% of this population.

2    recommended iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/referencerange-meaningRecommended Range

The range that is recommended by a relevant professional body.

2    treatment iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/referencerange-meaningTreatment Range

The range at which treatment would/should be considered.

2    therapeutic iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/referencerange-meaningTherapeutic Desired Level

The optimal range for best therapeutic outcomes.

3      pre iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/referencerange-meaningPre Therapeutic Desired Level

The optimal range for best therapeutic outcomes for a specimen taken immediately before administration.

3      post iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/referencerange-meaningPost Therapeutic Desired Level

The optimal range for best therapeutic outcomes for a specimen taken immediately after administration.

1  endocrine iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/referencerange-meaningEndocrine

Endocrine related states that change the expected value.

2    pre-puberty iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/referencerange-meaningPre-Puberty

An expected range in an individual prior to puberty.

2    follicular iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/referencerange-meaningFollicular Stage

An expected range in an individual during the follicular stage of the cycle.

2    midcycle iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/referencerange-meaningMidCycle

An expected range in an individual during the midcycle stage of the cycle.

2    luteal iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/referencerange-meaningLuteal

An expected range in an individual during the luteal stage of the cycle.

2    postmenopausal iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/referencerange-meaningPost-Menopause

An expected range in an individual post-menopause.


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Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

LvlA few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. For value sets, levels are mostly used to organize codes for user convenience, but may follow code system hierarchy - see Code System for further information
SourceThe source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
CodeThe code (used as the code in the resource instance). If the code is in italics, this indicates that the code is not selectable ('Abstract')
DisplayThe 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
DefinitionAn explanation of the meaning of the concept
CommentsAdditional notes about how to use the code