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CodeSystem: specialHandling

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0376 Version: 2.2.0
Active as of 2019-12-01 Responsible: HL7, Inc Computable Name: SpecialHandling
Other Identifiers: : urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.18.234

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Code system of concepts describing how a specimen and/or container needs to be handled from the time of collection through the initiation of testing. Used in HL7 Version 2.x messaging in the SPM, SAC, PAC and OM4 segments.

Underlying Master Code System for V2 table 0376 (Special Handling Code)

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

Properties

CodeURLTypeDescription
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
v2-concCommenthttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v2-concCommentstringV2 Concept Comment
v2-concCommentAsPubhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v2-concCommentAsPubstringV2 Concept Comment As Published

This code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0376 defines the following codes:

CodeDisplayDefinitionV2 Concept CommentV2 Concept Comment As Published
C37 Body temperatureBody temperatureCritical to keep at body temperature: 36 - 38( C.Critical to keep at body temperature: 36 - 38( C.
AMB Ambient temperatureAmbient temperatureKeep at ambient (room) temperature, approximately 22 ( 2 degrees C. Accidental refrigeration or freezing is of little consequenceKeep at ambient (room) temperature, approximately 22 ( 2 degrees C. Accidental refrigeration or freezing is of little consequence
CAMB Critical ambient temperatureCritical ambient temperatureCritical ambient - must not be refrigerated or frozen.Critical ambient - must not be refrigerated or frozen.
REF Refrigerated temperatureRefrigerated temperatureKeep at refrigerated temperature: 4-8( C. Accidental warming or freezing is of little consequenceKeep at refrigerated temperature: 4-8( C. Accidental warming or freezing is of little consequence
CREF Critical refrigerated temperatureCritical refrigerated temperatureCritical refrigerated - must not be allowed to freeze or warm until immediately prior to testingCritical refrigerated - must not be allowed to freeze or warm until immediately prior to testing
FRZ Frozen temperatureFrozen temperatureKeep at frozen temperature: -4( C. Accidental thawing is of little consequenceKeep at frozen temperature: -4( C. Accidental thawing is of little consequence
CFRZ Critical frozen temperatureCritical frozen temperatureCritical frozen - must not be allowed to thaw until immediately prior to testingCritical frozen - must not be allowed to thaw until immediately prior to testing
DFRZ Deep frozenDeep frozenDeep frozen: -16 to -20( C.Deep frozen: -16 to -20( C.
UFRZ Ultra frozenUltra frozenUltra cold frozen: ~ -75 to -85( C. (ultra cold freezer is typically at temperature of dry ice).Ultra cold frozen: ~ -75 to -85( C. (ultra cold freezer is typically at temperature of dry ice).
NTR Liquid nitrogenLiquid nitrogenKeep in liquid nitrogen.Keep in liquid nitrogen.
PRTL Protect from lightProtect from lightProtect from light (e.g., wrap in aluminum foil).Protect from light (e.g., wrap in aluminum foil).
CATM Protect from airProtect from airCritical. Do not expose to atmosphere. Do not uncap.Critical. Do not expose to atmosphere. Do not uncap.
DRY DryDryKeep in a dry environment.Keep in a dry environment.
PSO No shockNo shockProtect from shock.Protect from shock.
PSA Do not shakeDo not shakeDo not shake.Do not shake.
UPR UprightUprightKeep upright. Do not turn upside down.Keep upright. Do not turn upside down.
MTLF Metal FreeMetal FreeContainer is free of heavy metals including lead.Container is free of heavy metals including lead.

History

DateActionCustodianAuthorComment
2020-05-06reviseVocabulary WGTed KleinMigrated to the UTG maintenance environment and publishing tooling.