This is the Continuous Integration Build of FHIR (will be incorrect/inconsistent at times).
See the Directory of published versions icon CodeSystem http://hl7.org/fhir/specimen-status

Orders and Observations icon Work Group Maturity Level: 2Trial Use Use Context: Country: World
Official URL: http://hl7.org/fhir/specimen-status Version: 6.0.0-cibuild
active as of 2021-01-04 Computable Name: SpecimenStatus
Flags: CaseSensitive, Complete. All codes ValueSet: Specimen Status OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.4.472

This Code system is used in the following value sets:

  • ValueSet: Specimen Status (Codes providing the status/availability of a specimen.)

Codes providing the status/availability of a specimen.

This case-sensitive code system http://hl7.org/fhir/specimen-status defines the following codes:

available AvailableThe physical specimen is present and in good condition.btn btn
unavailable UnavailableThere is no physical specimen because it is either lost, destroyed or consumed.btn btn
unsatisfactory UnsatisfactoryThe specimen cannot be used because of a quality issue such as a broken container, contamination, or too old.btn btn
entered-in-error Entered in ErrorThe specimen was entered in error and therefore nullified.btn btn


See the full registry of code systems defined as part of FHIR.

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

LevelA few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. 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