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Title:SNOMED CT Route Codes

This value set includes all Route codes from SNOMED CT - provided as an exemplar.

Committee:FHIR Infrastructure Work Group
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.98 (for OID based terminology systems)

This value set includes content from SNOMED CT, which is copyright © 2002 International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO), and distributed by agreement between IHTSDO and HL7. Implementer use of SNOMED CT is not covered by this agreement.

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This expansion generated 23 Jun 2022

This value set contains 160 concepts

Expansion based on SNOMED CT International edition 31-Jan 2020

All codes in this table are from the system

284009009 Route of administration values
6064005 Topical route
10547007 Otic route
12130007 Intra-articular route
16857009 Per vagina
26643006 Oral route
34206005 Subcutaneous route
37161004 Per rectum
37737002 Intraluminal route
37839007 Sublingual route
38239002 Intraperitoneal route
45890007 Transdermal route
46713006 Nasal route
47625008 Intravenous route
54471007 Buccal route
54485002 Ophthalmic route
58100008 Intra-arterial route
60213007 Intramedullary route
62226000 Intrauterine route
72607000 Intrathecal route
78421000 Intramuscular route
90028008 Urethral route
127490009 Gastrostomy route
127491008 Jejunostomy route
127492001 Nasogastric route
372449004 Dental use
372450004 Endocervical use
372451000 Endosinusial use
372452007 Endotracheopulmonary use
372453002 Extra-amniotic use
372454008 Gastroenteral use
372457001 Gingival use
372458006 Intraamniotic use
372459003 Intrabursal use
372460008 Intracardiac use
372461007 Intracavernous use
372462000 Intracervical route (qualifier value)
372463005 Intracoronary use
372464004 Intradermal use
372465003 Intradiscal use
372466002 Intralesional use
372467006 Intralymphatic use
372468001 Intraocular use
372469009 Intrapleural use
372470005 Intrasternal use
372471009 Intravesical use
372472002 Ocular route (qualifier value)
372473007 Oromucosal use
372474001 Periarticular use
372475000 Perineural use
372476004 Subconjunctival use
404815008 Transmucosal route (qualifier value)
404818005 Intratracheal route (qualifier value)
404819002 Intrabiliary route (qualifier value)
404820008 Epidural route (qualifier value)
416174007 Suborbital route (qualifier value)
417070009 Caudal route (qualifier value)
417255000 Intraosseous route (qualifier value)
417950001 Intrathoracic route (qualifier value)
417985001 Enteral route (qualifier value)
417989007 Intraductal route (qualifier value)
418091004 Intratympanic route (qualifier value)
418114005 Intravenous central route (qualifier value)
418133000 Intramyometrial route (qualifier value)
418136008 Gastro-intestinal stoma route (qualifier value)
418162004 Colostomy route (qualifier value)
418204005 Periurethral route (qualifier value)
418287000 Intracoronal route (qualifier value)
418321004 Retrobulbar route (qualifier value)
418331006 Intracartilaginous route (qualifier value)
418401004 Intravitreal route (qualifier value)
418418000 Intraspinal route (qualifier value)
418441008 Orogastric route (qualifier value)
418511008 Transurethral route (qualifier value)
418586008 Intratendinous route (qualifier value)
418608002 Intracorneal route (qualifier value)
418664002 Oropharyngeal route (qualifier value)
418722009 Peribulbar route (qualifier value)
418730005 Nasojejunal route (qualifier value)
418743005 Fistula route (qualifier value)
418813001 Surgical drain route (qualifier value)
418821007 Intracameral route (qualifier value)
418851001 Paracervical route (qualifier value)
418877009 Intrasynovial route (qualifier value)
418887008 Intraduodenal route (qualifier value)
418892005 Intracisternal route (qualifier value)
418947002 Intratesticular route (qualifier value)
418987007 Intracranial route (qualifier value)
419021003 Tumor cavity route
419165009 Paravertebral route (qualifier value)
419231003 Intrasinal route (qualifier value)
419243002 Transcervical route (qualifier value)
419320008 Subtendinous route (qualifier value)
419396008 Intraabdominal route (qualifier value)
419601003 Subgingival route (qualifier value)
419631009 Intraovarian route (qualifier value)
419684008 Ureteral route (qualifier value)
419762003 Peritendinous route (qualifier value)
419778001 Intrabronchial route (qualifier value)
419810008 Intraprostatic route (qualifier value)
419874009 Submucosal route (qualifier value)
419894000 Surgical cavity route (qualifier value)
419954003 Ileostomy route (qualifier value)
419993007 Intravenous peripheral route (qualifier value)
420047004 Periosteal route (qualifier value)
420163009 Esophagostomy route
420168000 Urostomy route (qualifier value)
420185003 Laryngeal route (qualifier value)
420201002 Intrapulmonary route (qualifier value)
420204005 Mucous fistula route (qualifier value)
420218003 Nasoduodenal route (qualifier value)
420254004 Body cavity route (qualifier value)
420287000 Intraventricular route - cardiac (qualifier value)
420719007 Intracerebroventricular route (qualifier value)
428191002 Percutaneous route (qualifier value)
429817007 Interstitial route (qualifier value)
445752009 Intraesophageal route (qualifier value)
445754005 Intragingival route (qualifier value)
445755006 Intravascular route (qualifier value)
445756007 Intradural route (qualifier value)
445767008 Intrameningeal route (qualifier value)
445768003 Intragastric route (qualifier value)
445769006 Intracorpus cavernosum route (qualifier value)
445771006 Intrapericardial route (qualifier value)
445913005 Intralingual route (qualifier value)
445941009 Intrahepatic route (qualifier value)
446105004 Conjunctival route (qualifier value)
446407004 Intraepicardial route (qualifier value)
446435000 Transendocardial route (qualifier value)
446442000 Transplacental route (qualifier value)
446540005 Intracerebral route (qualifier value)
447026006 Intraileal route (qualifier value)
447052000 Periodontal route (qualifier value)
447080003 Peridural route (qualifier value)
447081004 Lower respiratory tract route (qualifier value)
447121004 Intramammary route (qualifier value)
447122006 Intratumor route (qualifier value)
447227007 Transtympanic route (qualifier value)
447229005 Transtracheal route (qualifier value)
447694001 Respiratory tract route (qualifier value)
447964005 Digestive tract route (qualifier value)
448077001 Intraepidermal route (qualifier value)
448491004 Intrajejunal route (qualifier value)
448492006 Intracolonic route (qualifier value)
448598008 Cutaneous route (qualifier value)
697971008 Arteriovenous fistula route (qualifier value)
711360002 Intraneural route (qualifier value)
711378007 Intramural route (qualifier value)
714743009 Extracorporeal route (qualifier value)
718329006 Infiltration route (qualifier value)
764723001 Epilesional route (qualifier value)
766790006 Extracorporeal hemodialysis route (qualifier value)
1611000175109 Sublesional route (qualifier value)
58731000052100 Intestinal route (qualifier value)
58751000052109 Intraglandular route (qualifier value)
58761000052107 Intracholangiopancreatic route
58771000052103 Intraportal route
58811000052103 Peritumoral route (qualifier value)
58821000052106 Posterior juxtascleral route (qualifier value)
58831000052108 Subretinal route (qualifier value)


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