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ValueSet: EntityHandling

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v3-EntityHandling Version: 2.0.0
Active as of 2014-03-26 Computable Name: EntityHandling
Other Identifiers: : urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.1.11.13988

Special handling requirements for an Entity.

Example:Keep at room temperature; Keep frozen below 0 C; Keep in a dry environment; Keep upright, do not turn upside down.


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 18 concepts

Expansion based on EntityHandling v2.1.0 (CodeSystem)

All codes in this table are from the system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-EntityHandling

  AMBAmbient TemperatureKeep at ambient temperature, 22 +/- 2C
  C37Body TemperatureCritical to keep at body temperature 36-38C
  CAMBCritical Ambient temperatureCritical ambient - must not be refrigerated or frozen.
  CATMProtect from AirCritical. Do not expose to atmosphere. Do not uncap.
  CFRZCritical frozenCritical frozen. Specimen must not be allowed to thaw until immediately prior to testing.
  CREFCritical refrigerated temperatureCritical refrigerated - must not be allowed to freeze or warm until imediately prior to testing.
  DFRZDeep FrozenDeep Frozen -16 to -20C.
  DRYdryKeep in a dry environment
  FRZfrozenKeep frozen below 0 ?C
  MTLFMetal FreeContainer is free of heavy metals, including lead.
  NTRnitrogenKeep in liquid nitrogen
  PRTLProtect from LightProtect from light (eg. Wrap in aluminum foil).
  PSAdo not shakeDo not shake
  PSOno shockProtect against shock
  REFRefrigerated temperatureKeep at refrigerated temperature:4-8C Accidental warming or freezing is of little consequence.
  SBUShake before useShake thoroughly before using
  UFRZUltra frozenUltra cold frozen -75 to -85C. Ultra cold freezer is typically at temperature of dry ice.
  UPRuprightKeep upright, do not turn upside down

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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