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ValueSet: hl7VS-specimenCollectionMethod

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v2-0488 Version: 2.0.0
Active as of 2019-12-01 Responsible: HL7, Inc Computable Name: Hl7VSSpecimenCollectionMethod
Other Identifiers: : urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.21.328

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Concepts to document procedures or processes by which a specimen may be collected. This is one of two code systems that are used instead of table 0070 (code system xxxx) which conflated specimen types and specimen collection methods. Used in Version 2 messaging in the SPM segment.


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 42 concepts

Expansion based on specimenCollectionMethod v2.1.0 (CodeSystem)

All codes in this table are from the system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0488

  FNAAspiration, Fine NeedleAspiration, Fine Needle
  PNAArterial punctureArterial puncture
  BCAEBlood Culture, Aerobic BottleBlood Culture, Aerobic Bottle
  BCANBlood Culture, Anaerobic BottleBlood Culture, Anaerobic Bottle
  BCPDBlood Culture, Pediatric BottleBlood Culture, Pediatric Bottle
  CAPCapillary SpecimenCapillary Specimen
  EPLAEnvironmental, PlateEnvironmental, Plate
  ESWAEnvironmental, SwabEnvironmental, Swab
  LNALine, ArterialLine, Arterial
  CVPLine, CVPLine, CVP
  LNVLine, VenousLine, Venous
  MARTLMartin-Lewis AgarMartin-Lewis Agar
  ML11Mod. Martin-Lewis AgarMod. Martin-Lewis Agar
  PACEPace, Gen-ProbePace, Gen-Probe
  PINPinworm PrepPinworm Prep
  KOFFPPlate, CoughPlate, Cough
  MLPPlate, Martin-LewisPlate, Martin-Lewis
  NYPPlate, New York CityPlate, New York City
  TMPPlate, Thayer-MartinPlate, Thayer-Martin
  ANPPlates, AnaerobicPlates, Anaerobic
  BAPPlates, Blood AgarPlates, Blood Agar
  PRIMEPump PrimePump Prime
  PUMPPump SpecimenPump Specimen
  QC5Quality Control For MicroQuality Control For Micro
  SCLPScalp, Fetal VeinScalp, Fetal Vein
  SWDSwab, Dacron tippedSwab, Dacron tipped
  WOODSwab, Wooden ShaftSwab, Wooden Shaft
  TMOTTransport Media,Transport Media,
  TMANTransport Media, AnaerobicTransport Media, Anaerobic
  TMCHTransport Media, ChalamydiaTransport Media, Chalamydia
  TMM4Transport Media, M4Transport Media, M4
  TMMYTransport Media, MycoplasmaTransport Media, Mycoplasma
  TMPVTransport Media, PVATransport Media, PVA
  TMSCTransport Media, Stool CultureTransport Media, Stool Culture
  TMUPTransport Media, UreaplasmaTransport Media, Ureaplasma
  TMVITransport Media, ViralTransport Media, Viral

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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