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CodeSystem: specimenSourceCodes

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0070 Version: 2.0.0
Active as of 2019-12-01 Responsible: Health Level Seven International Computable Name: SpecimenSourceCodes
Other Identifiers: urn:ietf:rfc:3986#Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)#urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.18.28

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HL7-defined code system of concepts which specify sources for speciments for clinical testing. These concepts are used in HL7 Version 2.x messaging in the OBR segment prior to version 2.7, and was replaced by the concepts in code system 2.16.840.1.133883.18.311 specimenType and code system 2.16.840.1.133883.18.312 specimenCollectionMethod as of version 2.5 and thereafter.

Underlying Master Code System for V2 table 0070 (Specimen Source Codes)

This Code system is referenced in the content logical definition of the following value sets:


This code system defines the following properties for its concepts

statushttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#statuscodeStatus of the concept
deprecatedhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v2-table-deprecatedcodeVersion of HL7 in which the code was deprecated


This case-sensitive code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0070 defines the following codes in a Is-A heirarchy:

CodeDisplayDefinitiondeprecatedDeutsch (German, de)
MN Amniotic FluidAmniotic Fluid2.6Fruchtwasser
OTH OtherOther2.6Diverse
TIS TissueTissue2.6Gewebe
ABS AbscessAbscessAbszeß
AMN Amniotic fluidAmniotic fluidFruchtwasser
ASP AspirateAspirateAspirationssubstrat
BPH BasophilsBasophilsBasophile
ABLD Arterial bloodArterial blood2.6Arterielles Blut
BIFL Bile fluidBile fluid
BLDA Blood arterialBlood arterialarterielles Blut
BBL Blood bagBlood bagBlutkonserve
BLDC Blood capillaryBlood capillaryKapillarblut
BPU Blood product unitBlood product unit
BLDV Blood venousBlood venousvenöses Blut
BON BoneBoneKnochen
BRTH Breath (use EXHLD)Breath (use EXHLD)Atemluft
BRO BronchialBronchialBronchialwege
BRN BurnBurnBrandwunde
CALC Calculus (=Stone)Calculus (=Stone)Steinchen, Konkrement
CDM Cardiac muscleCardiac muscleHerzmuskel
CNL CannulaCannulaKanüle
CTP Catheter tipCatheter tipKatheterspitze
CSF Cerebral spinal fluidCerebral spinal fluidCerebralflüssigkeit
CVM Cervical mucusCervical mucusCervicalschleim
CVX CervixCervixZervix
COL ColostrumColostrumKolostrum, Vormilch
CBLD Cord bloodCord blood2.6Nabelschnurblut
BLDCO Cord bloodCord bloodNabelschnurblut
CNJT ConjunctivaConjunctivaKonjunktiven
CUR CurettageCurettageCurettagematerial
CYST CystCystZyste
DIAF Dialysis fluidDialysis fluid
DOSE Dose med or substanceDose med or substance
DRN DrainDrainDrainage
DUFL Duodenal fluidDuodenal fluid
EAR EarEarOhr
EARW Ear wax (cerumen)Ear wax (cerumen)
ELT ElectrodeElectrodeElektrode
ENDC EndocardiumEndocardiumEndocard
ENDM EndometriumEndometriumEndometrium
EOS EosinophilsEosinophilsEosinophile
RBC ErythrocytesErythrocytesErythrozyten
EYE EyeEyeAuge
EXHLD Exhaled gas (=breath)Exhaled gas (=breath)2.6
EXG Exhaled gas (=breath)Exhaled gas (=breath)
FIB FibroblastsFibroblastsFibroblasten
FLT FilterFilterFilter
FIST FistulaFistulaFistel
FLU Body fluid, unspBody fluid, unspKörperflüssigkeit (unspezifiziert)
GAS GasGasGas
GAST Gastric fluid/contentsGastric fluid/contentsMagenflüssigkeit
GEN GenitalGenitalGenitale
GENC Genital cervixGenital cervixGenitale - Cervix
GENL Genital lochiaGenital lochiaWochenfluß / Lochien
GENV Genital vaginalGenital vaginalGenitale - Vagina
HAR HairHairHaare
IHG Inhaled GasInhaled Gasinhaliertes Gas
IT Intubation tubeIntubation tubeTubus
ISLT IsolateIsolate
LAM LamellaLamellaLamellen
WBC LeukocytesLeukocytesLeukozyten
LN LineLineZugang
LNA Line arterialLine arterialArterieller Zugang
PER PeritoneumPeritoneum2.6Peritoneum
LNV Line venousLine venousVenöser Zugang
LIQ Liquid NOSLiquid NOS
LYM LymphocytesLymphocytesLymphozyten
MAC MacrophagesMacrophagesMakrophagen
MAR MarrowMarrowKnochenmark
MEC MeconiumMeconiumMeconium
MBLD Menstrual bloodMenstrual bloodMenstruationsblut
MLK MilkMilkMilch
MILK Breast milkBreast milkBrustmilch
NAIL NailNailNagel
NOS Nose (nasal passage)Nose (nasal passage)Nase (Nasenwege)
ORH OtherOtherAndere
PAFL Pancreatic fluidPancreatic fluid
PAT PatientPatientPatient
PRT Peritoneal fluid /ascitesPeritoneal fluid /ascitesPeritonealflüssigkeit / Ascites
PLC PlacentaPlacentaPlacenta
PLAS PlasmaPlasmaPlasma
PLB Plasma bagPlasma bagPlasmabeutel
PLR Pleural fluid (thoracentesis fld)Pleural fluid (thoracentesis fld)Pleuraflüssigkeit (nach Thoracocentese)
PMN Polymorphonuclear neutrophilsPolymorphonuclear neutrophilsPolymorphkernige Neutrophile
PPP Platelet poor plasmaPlatelet poor plasma
PRP Platelet rich plasmaPlatelet rich plasma
PUS PusPusEiter
TISB Tissue bone marrowTissue bone marrow2.6Knochenmarksgewebe
RT Route of medicineRoute of medicine
SAL SalivaSalivaSpeichel
SEM Seminal fluidSeminal fluid2.6Sperma
TISL Tissue lungTissue lung2.6Lungengewebe
SMN Seminal fluidSeminal fluid
SER SerumSerumSerum
TISP Tissue peritoneumTissue peritoneum2.6Peritonealgewebe
SKN SkinSkinHaut
SKM Skeletal muscleSkeletal muscleSkelettmuskel
TISC Tissue curettageTissue curettage2.6Kürettagegewebe
SPRM SpermatozoaSpermatozoaSpermien
SPT SputumSputumSputum
SPTC Sputum - coughedSputum - coughedSputum - Hustenauswurf
SPTT Sputum - tracheal aspirateSputum - tracheal aspirateSputum - tracheal aspiriert
STON Stone (use CALC)Stone (use CALC)Steine
STL Stool = FecalStool = FecalStuhl
SWT SweatSweatSchweiß
SNV Synovial fluid (Joint fluid)Synovial fluid (Joint fluid)Synovialflüssigkeit
TEAR TearsTearsTränen
THRT ThroatThroatRachanbstrich
THRB Thrombocyte (platelet)Thrombocyte (platelet)Thrombozyten
TISS TissueTissueGewebe
TISG Tissue gall bladderTissue gall bladderGallenblasengewebe
TLGI Tissue large intestineTissue large intestine
TLNG Tissue lungTissue lung
TISPL Tissue placentaTissue placentaPlacentagewebe
TSMI Tissue small intestineTissue small intestine
TISU Tissue ulcerTissue ulcerUlcusgewebe
ULC UlcerUlcerGeschwür
UMB Umbilical bloodUmbilical bloodNabelblut
UMED Unknown medicineUnknown medicineunbekannte Medizin
URTH UrethraUrethraUrethra
UR UrineUrineUrin
URC Urine clean catchUrine clean catchMittelstrahlurin
URT Urine catheterUrine catheterKatheterurin
URNS Urine sedimentUrine sediment
USUB Unknown substanceUnknown substance
VITF Vitreous FluidVitreous Fluid
VOM VomitusVomitusErbrochenes
BLD Whole bloodWhole bloodGesamtes Blut
BDY Whole bodyWhole bodyGesamter Körper
WAT WaterWater
WICK WickWickZwischengefäß bei Infusoren (?)
WND WoundWoundWundabstrich
WNDA Wound abscessWound abscessWundabszeß
WNDE Wound exudateWound exudateWundexsudat
WNDD Wound drainageWound drainageWunddrainage
XXX To be specified in another part of the messageTo be specified in another part of the message


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