HL7 Terminology (THO)
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ValueSet: hl7VS-sourceOfSpecimen

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v2-0070 Version: 2.0.0
Active as of 2019-12-01 Responsible: HL7, Inc Computable Name: Hl7VSSourceOfSpecimen
Other Identifiers: : urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.21.31

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Value Set of codes 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 table 0487 Specimen Type and table


This value set is not used here; it may be used elsewhere (e.g. specifications and/or implementations that use this content)

Logical Definition (CLD)



This value set contains 137 concepts

Expansion based on specimenSourceCodes v2.6.0 (CodeSystem)

All codes in this table are from the system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0070

  MNAmniotic FluidAmniotic Fluid
  AMNAmniotic fluidAmniotic fluid
  ABLDArterial bloodArterial blood
  BIFLBile fluidBile fluid
  BLDABlood arterialBlood arterial
  BBLBlood bagBlood bag
  BLDCBlood capillaryBlood capillary
  BPUBlood product unitBlood product unit
  BLDVBlood venousBlood venous
  BRTHBreath (use EXHLD)Breath (use EXHLD)
  CALCCalculus (=Stone)Calculus (=Stone)
  CDMCardiac muscleCardiac muscle
  CTPCatheter tipCatheter tip
  CSFCerebral spinal fluidCerebral spinal fluid
  CVMCervical mucusCervical mucus
  CBLDCord bloodCord blood
  BLDCOCord bloodCord blood
  DIAFDialysis fluidDialysis fluid
  DOSEDose med or substanceDose med or substance
  DUFLDuodenal fluidDuodenal fluid
  EARWEar wax (cerumen)Ear wax (cerumen)
  EXHLDExhaled gas (=breath)Exhaled gas (=breath)
  EXGExhaled gas (=breath)Exhaled gas (=breath)
  FLUBody fluid, unspBody fluid, unsp
  GASTGastric fluid/contentsGastric fluid/contents
  GENCGenital cervixGenital cervix
  GENLGenital lochiaGenital lochia
  GENVGenital vaginalGenital vaginal
  IHGInhaled GasInhaled Gas
  ITIntubation tubeIntubation tube
  LNALine arterialLine arterial
  LNVLine venousLine venous
  LIQLiquid NOSLiquid NOS
  MBLDMenstrual bloodMenstrual blood
  MILKBreast milkBreast milk
  NOSNose (nasal passage)Nose (nasal passage)
  PAFLPancreatic fluidPancreatic fluid
  PRTPeritoneal fluid /ascitesPeritoneal fluid /ascites
  PLBPlasma bagPlasma bag
  PLRPleural fluid (thoracentesis fld)Pleural fluid (thoracentesis fld)
  PMNPolymorphonuclear neutrophilsPolymorphonuclear neutrophils
  PPPPlatelet poor plasmaPlatelet poor plasma
  PRPPlatelet rich plasmaPlatelet rich plasma
  TISBTissue bone marrowTissue bone marrow
  RTRoute of medicineRoute of medicine
  SEMSeminal fluidSeminal fluid
  TISLTissue lungTissue lung
  SMNSeminal fluidSeminal fluid
  TISPTissue peritoneumTissue peritoneum
  SKMSkeletal muscleSkeletal muscle
  TISCTissue curettageTissue curettage
  SPTCSputum - coughedSputum - coughed
  SPTTSputum - tracheal aspirateSputum - tracheal aspirate
  STONStone (use CALC)Stone (use CALC)
  STLStool = FecalStool = Fecal
  SNVSynovial fluid (Joint fluid)Synovial fluid (Joint fluid)
  THRBThrombocyte (platelet)Thrombocyte (platelet)
  TISGTissue gall bladderTissue gall bladder
  TLGITissue large intestineTissue large intestine
  TLNGTissue lungTissue lung
  TISPLTissue placentaTissue placenta
  TSMITissue small intestineTissue small intestine
  TISUTissue ulcerTissue ulcer
  UMBUmbilical bloodUmbilical blood
  UMEDUnknown medicineUnknown medicine
  URCUrine clean catchUrine clean catch
  URTUrine catheterUrine catheter
  URNSUrine sedimentUrine sediment
  USUBUnknown substanceUnknown substance
  VITFVitreous FluidVitreous Fluid
  BLDWhole bloodWhole blood
  BDYWhole bodyWhole body
  WNDAWound abscessWound abscess
  WNDEWound exudateWound exudate
  WNDDWound drainageWound drainage
  XXXTo be specified in another part of the messageTo be specified in another part of the message

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

Level A few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. In this scheme, some codes are under other codes, and imply that the code they are under also applies
System The source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
Code The code (used as the code in the resource instance)
Display The 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
Definition An explanation of the meaning of the concept
Comments Additional notes about how to use the code


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