HL7 Terminology (THO)
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ValueSet: hl7VS-additivePreservative

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v2-0371 Version: 2.0.0
Active as of 2019-12-01 Responsible: HL7, Inc Computable Name: Hl7VSAdditivePreservative
Other Identifiers: : urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.21.245

Copyright/Legal: Copyright HL7. Licensed under creative commons public domain

Concepts specifying any additive introduced to the specimen before or at the time of collection. These additives may be introduced in order to preserve, maintain or enhance the particular nature or component of the specimen. Used in Version 2 messaging in the SPM segment.


Logical Definition (CLD)



This value set contains 57 concepts

Expansion based on additivePreservative v2.1.0 (CodeSystem)

All codes in this table are from the system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0371

  F1010% Formalin10% Formalin
  C323.2% Citrate3.2% Citrate
  C383.8% Citrate3.8% Citrate
  ACDAACD Solution AACD Solution A
  ACDBACD Solution BACD Solution B
  ACETAcetic AcidAcetic Acid
  AMIESAmies transport mediumAmies transport medium
  HEPAAmmonium heparinAmmonium heparin
  BACTMBacterial Transport mediumBacterial Transport medium
  BORBorate Boric AcidBorate Boric Acid
  BOUINBouin's solutionBouin's solution
  BF10Buffered 10% formalinBuffered 10% formalin
  WESTBuffered Citrate (Westergren Sedimentation Rate)Buffered Citrate (Westergren Sedimentation Rate)
  BSKMBuffered skim milkBuffered skim milk
  CARSCarson's Modified 10% formalinCarson's Modified 10% formalin
  CARYCary Blair MediumCary Blair Medium
  CHLTMChlamydia transport mediumChlamydia transport medium
  CTADCTAD (this should be spelled out if not universally understood)CTAD (this should be spelled out if not universally understood)
  ENTEnteric bacteria transport mediumEnteric bacteria transport medium
  ENT+Enteric plusEnteric plus
  JKMJones Kendrick MediumJones Kendrick Medium
  KARNKarnovsky's fixativeKarnovsky's fixative
  LIALithium iodoacetateLithium iodoacetate
  HEPLLithium/Li HeparinLithium/Li Heparin
  MICHTMMichel's transport mediumMichel's transport medium
  MMDTMMMD transport mediumMMD transport medium
  HNO3Nitric AcidNitric Acid
  PAGEPages's SalinePages's Saline
  KOXPotassium OxalatePotassium Oxalate
  EDTKPotassium/K EDTAPotassium/K EDTA
  EDTK15Potassium/K EDTA 15%Potassium/K EDTA 15%
  EDTK75Potassium/K EDTA 7.5%Potassium/K EDTA 7.5%
  PVAPVA (polyvinylalcohol)PVA (polyvinylalcohol)
  RLMReagan Lowe MediumReagan Lowe Medium
  SSTSerum Separator Tube (Polymer Gel)Serum Separator Tube (Polymer Gel)
  SILICASiliceous earth, 12 mgSiliceous earth, 12 mg
  NAFSodium FluorideSodium Fluoride
  FL100Sodium Fluoride, 100mgSodium Fluoride, 100mg
  FL10Sodium Fluoride, 10mgSodium Fluoride, 10mg
  NAPSSodium polyanethol sulfonate 0.35% in 0.85% sodium chlorideSodium polyanethol sulfonate 0.35% in 0.85% sodium chloride
  HEPNSodium/Na HeparinSodium/Na Heparin
  EDTNSodium/Na EDTASodium/Na EDTA
  SPSSPS(this should be spelled out if not universally understood)SPS(this should be spelled out if not universally understood)
  STUTMStuart transport mediumStuart transport medium
  FDPThrombin NIH; soybean trypsin inhibitor (Fibrin Degradation Products)Thrombin NIH; soybean trypsin inhibitor (Fibrin Degradation Products)
  THYOThyoglycollate brothThyoglycollate broth
  URETMUreaplasma transport mediumUreaplasma transport medium
  VIRTMViral Transport mediumViral Transport medium

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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