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ValueSet: SusceptibilityObservationMethodType

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v3-SusceptibilityObservationMethodType Version: 2.0.0
Active as of 2014-03-26 Computable Name: SusceptibilityObservationMethodType
Other Identifiers: : urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.1.11.20423

Description:Test methods designed to determine a microorganism’s susceptibility to an antibiotic.


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 300 concepts

Expansion based on ObservationMethod v2.1.0 (CodeSystem)

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

1  _DecisionObservationMethodDecisionObservationMethodProvides codes for decision methods, initially for assessing the causality of events.
2    ALGMalgorithmReaching a decision through the application of an algorithm designed to weigh the different factors involved.
3      BYCLbayesian calculationReaching a decision through the use of Bayesian statistical analysis.
2    GINTglobal introspectionReaching a decision by consideration of the totality of factors involved in order to reach a judgement.
1  _GeneticObservationMethodGeneticObservationMethodA code that provides additional detail about the means or technique used to ascertain the genetic analysis. Example, PCR, Micro Array
2    PCRPCR**Description:** Polymerase Chain Reaction
1  _ObservationMethodAggregateobservation method aggregateProvides additional detail about the aggregation methods used to compute the aggregated values for an observation. This is an abstract code.
2    AVERAGEaverageAverage of non-null values in the referenced set of values
2    COUNTcountCount of non-null values in the referenced set of values
2    MAXmaximaLargest of all non-null values in the referenced set of values.
2    MEDIANmedianThe median of all non-null values in the referenced set of values.
2    MINminimaSmallest of all non-null values in the referenced set of values.
2    MODEmodeThe most common value of all non-null values in the referenced set of values.
2    STDEV.Ppopulation standard deviationStandard Deviation of the values in the referenced set of values, computed over the population.
2    STDEV.Ssample standard deviationStandard Deviation of the values in the referenced set of values, computed over a sample of the population.
2    SUMsumSum of non-null values in the referenced set of values
2    VARIANCE.Ppopulation varianceVariance of the values in the referenced set of values, computed over the population.
2    VARIANCE.Ssample varianceVariance of the values in the referenced set of values, computed over a sample of the population.
1  _VerificationMethodVerificationMethod
2    VDOCdocument verificationVerification by means of document. *Example:* Fax, letter, attachment to e-mail.
2    VREGregistry verificationverification by means of a response to an electronic query *Example:* query message to a Covered Party registry application or Coverage Administrator.
2    VTOKENelectronic token verificationVerification by means of electronic token. *Example:* smartcard, magnetic swipe card, RFID device.
2    VVOICEvoice-based verificationVerification by means of voice. *Example:* By speaking with or calling the Coverage Administrator or Covered Party
1  0001Complement fixationComplement fixation
1  0002Computed axial tomographyComputed axial tomography
1  0003HLAR agar testSusceptibility, High Level Aminoglycoside Resistance agar test
1  0004Macroscopic observationVisual, Macroscopic observation
1  0005Magnetic resonanceComputed, Magnetic resonance
1  0006MorphometryComputed, Morphometry
1  0007Positron emission tomographyComputed, Positron emission tomography
1  0008SAMHSA confirmationSAMHSA drug assay confirmation
1  0009SAMHSA screeningSAMHSA drug assay screening
1  0010Serum NeutralizationSerum Neutralization
1  0011TitrationTitration
1  0012UltrasoundUltrasound
1  0013X-ray crystallographyX-ray crystallography
1  0014AgglutinationAgglutination
1  0015Buffered acidified plate agglutinationAgglutination, Buffered acidified plate
1  0016Card agglutinationAgglutination, Card
1  0017HemagglutinationAgglutination, Hemagglutination
1  0018Hemagglutination inhibitionAgglutination, Hemagglutination inhibition
1  0019Latex agglutinationAgglutination, Latex
1  0020Plate agglutinationAgglutination, Plate
1  0021Rapid agglutinationAgglutination, Rapid Plate
1  0022RBC agglutinationAgglutination, RBC
1  0023Rivanol agglutinationAgglutination, Rivanol
1  0024Tube agglutinationAgglutination, Tube
1  0025BioassayBioassay
1  0026Animal InoculationBioassay, Animal Inoculation
1  0027CytotoxicityBioassay, Cytotoxicity
1  0028Embryo infective dose 50Bioassay, Embryo Infective Dose 50
1  0029Embryo lethal dose 50Bioassay, Embryo Lethal Dose 50
1  0030Mouse intercerebral inoculationBioassay, Mouse intercerebral inoculation
1  0031Bioassay, qualitativeBioassay, qualitative
1  0032Bioassay, quantitativeBioassay, quantitative
1  0033Chemical methodChemical
1  0034Differential light absorption chemical testChemical, Differential light absorption
1  0035DipstickChemical, Dipstick
1  0036Dipstick colorimetric laboratory testChemical, Dipstick colorimetric laboratory test
1  0037Test stripChemical, Test strip
1  0038ChromatographyChromatography
1  0039Affinity chromatographyChromatography, Affinity
1  0040Gas liquid chromatographyChromatography, Gas liquid
1  0041High performance liquid chromatographyChromatography, High performance liquid
1  0042Liquid ChromatographyChromatography, Liquid
1  0043Protein A affinity chromatographyChromatography, Protein A affinity
1  0044CoagulationCoagulation
1  0045Tilt tube coagulation timeCoagulation, Tilt tube
1  0046Tilt tube reptilase induced coagulationCoagulation, Tilt tube reptilase induced
1  0047Automated countCount, Automated
1  0048Manual cell countCount, Manual
1  0049Platelet count, Rees-EckerCount, Platelet, Rees-Ecker
1  0050Aerobic CultureCulture, Aerobic
1  0051Anaerobic CultureCulture, Anaerobic
1  0052Chicken embryo cultureCulture, Chicken Embryo
1  0053Delayed secondary enrichmentCulture, Delayed secondary enrichment
1  0054Microaerophilic CultureCulture, Microaerophilic
1  0055Quantitative microbial culture, cupCulture, Quantitative microbial, cup
1  0056Quantitative microbial culture, dropletCulture, Quantitative microbial, droplet
1  0057Quantitative microbial culture, filter paperCulture, Quantitative microbial, filter paper
1  0058Quantitative microbial culture, pad cultureCulture, Quantitative microbial, pad
1  0059Quantitative microbial culture, pour plateCulture, Quantitative microbial, pour plate
1  0060Quantitative microbial culture, surface streakCulture, Quantitative microbial, surface streak
1  0061Somatic Cell cultureCulture, Somatic Cell
1  0062Agar diffusionDiffusion, Agar
1  0063Agar Gel ImmunodiffusionDiffusion, Agar Gel Immunodiffusion
1  0064ElectrophoresisElectrophoresis
1  0065Agaorse gel electrophoresisElectrophoresis, Agaorse gel
1  0066Electrophoresis, citrate agarElectrophoresis, citrate agar
1  0067ImmunoelectrophoresisElectrophoresis, Immuno
1  0068Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresisElectrophoresis, Polyacrylamide gel
1  0069Starch gel electrophoresisElectrophoresis, Starch gel
1  0071ELISA, antigen captureELISA, antigen capture
1  0072ELISA, avidin biotin peroxidase complexELISA, avidin biotin peroxidase complex
1  0073Kinetic ELISAELISA, Kinetic
1  0074ELISA, peroxidase-antiperoxidaseELISA, peroxidase-antiperoxidase
1  0075API 20 StrepIdentification, API 20 Strep
1  0076API 20AIdentification, API 20A
1  0077API 20C AUXIdentification, API 20C AUX
1  0078API 20EIdentification, API 20E
1  0079API 20NEIdentification, API 20NE
1  0080API 50 CHIdentification, API 50 CH
1  0081API An-IDENTIdentification, API An-IDENT
1  0082API CoryneIdentification, API Coryne
1  0083API Rapid 20EIdentification, API Rapid 20E
1  0084API StaphIdentification, API Staph
1  0085API ZYMIdentification, API ZYM
1  0086Bacterial identificationIdentification, Bacterial
1  0087mini VIDASIdentification, mini VIDAS
1  0088Phage susceptibility typingIdentification, Phage susceptibility typing
1  0089Quad-FERM+Identification, Quad-FERM+
1  0090RAPIDEC StaphIdentification, RAPIDEC Staph
1  0091StaphaurexIdentification, Staphaurex
1  0092VIDASIdentification, VIDAS
1  0093VitekIdentification, Vitek
1  0094VITEK 2Identification, VITEK 2
1  0095Immune stainImmune stain
1  0096Immunofluorescent antibody, directImmune stain, Immunofluorescent antibody, direct
1  0097Immunofluorescent antibody, indirectImmune stain, Immunofluorescent antibody, indirect
1  0098Immunoperoxidase, Avidin-Biotin ComplexImmune stain, Immunoperoxidase, Avidin-Biotin Complex
1  0099Immunoperoxidase, Peroxidase anti-peroxidase complexImmune stain, Immunoperoxidase, Peroxidase anti-peroxidase complex
1  0100Immunoperoxidase, Protein A-peroxidase complexImmune stain, Immunoperoxidase, Protein A-peroxidase complex
1  0101ImmunoassayImmunoassay
1  0102Immunoassay, qualitative, multiple stepImmunoassay, qualitative, multiple step
1  0103Immunoassay, qualitative, single stepImmunoassay, qualitative, single step
1  0104RadioimmunoassayImmunoassay, Radioimmunoassay
1  0105Immunoassay, semi-quantitative, multiple stepImmunoassay, semi-quantitative, multiple step
1  0106Immunoassay, semi-quantitative, single stepImmunoassay, semi-quantitative, single step
1  0107MicroscopyMicroscopy
1  0108Darkfield microscopyMicroscopy, Darkfield
1  0109Electron microscopyMicroscopy, Electron
1  0110Electron microscopy tomographyMicroscopy, Electron microscopy tomography
1  0111Electron microscopy, negative stainMicroscopy, Electron, negative stain
1  0112Electron microscopy, thick sectionMicroscopy, Electron, thick section transmission
1  0113Electron microscopy, thin sectionMicroscopy, Electron, thin section transmission
1  0114Microscopy, LightMicroscopy, Light
1  0115Polarizing light microscopyMicroscopy, Polarized light
1  0116Scanning electron microscopyMicroscopy, Scanning electron
1  0117Transmission electron microscopyMicroscopy, Transmission electron
1  0118Transparent tape direct examinationMicroscopy, Transparent tape direct examination
1  01193 Self-Sustaining Sequence ReplicationMolecular, 3 Self-Sustaining Sequence Replication
1  0120Branched Chain DNAMolecular, Branched Chain DNA
1  0121Hybridization Protection AssayMolecular, Hybridization Protection Assay
1  0122Immune blotMolecular, Immune blot
1  0123In-situ hybridizationMolecular, In-situ hybridization
1  0124Ligase Chain ReactionMolecular, Ligase Chain Reaction
1  0125Ligation Activated TranscriptionMolecular, Ligation Activated Transcription
1  0126Nucleic Acid ProbeMolecular, Nucleic Acid Probe
1  0128Nucleic acid probe with amplificationMolecular, Nucleic acid probe with amplification *Rationale:* Duplicate of code 0126. Use code 0126 instead.
1  0129Nucleic acid probe with target amplificationMolecular, Nucleic acid probe with target amplification
1  0130Nucleic acid reverse transcriptionMolecular, Nucleic acid reverse transcription
1  0131Nucleic Acid Sequence Based AnalysisMolecular, Nucleic Acid Sequence Based Analysis
1  0132Polymerase chain reactionMolecular, Polymerase chain reaction
1  0133Q-Beta Replicase or probe amplification category methodMolecular, Q-Beta Replicase or probe amplification category method
1  0134Restriction Fragment Length PolymorphismMolecular, Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism
1  0135Southern BlotMolecular, Southern Blot
1  0136Strand Displacement AmplificationMolecular, Strand Displacement Amplification
1  0137Transcription Mediated AmplificationMolecular, Transcription Mediated Amplification
1  0138Western BlotMolecular, Western Blot
1  0139FlocculationPrecipitation, Flocculation
1  0140Immune precipitationPrecipitation, Immune precipitation
1  0141Milk ring testPrecipitation, Milk ring test
1  0142PrecipitinPrecipitation, Precipitin
1  0143Acid fast stainStain, Acid fast
1  0144Acid fast stain, fluorochromeStain, Acid fast, fluorochrome
1  0145Acid fast stain, Kinyoun's cold carbolfuchsinStain, Acid fast, Kinyoun's cold carbolfuchsin
1  0146Acid fast stain, Ziehl-NeelsenStain, Acid fast, Ziehl-Neelsen
1  0147Acid phosphatase stainStain, Acid phosphatase
1  0148Acridine orange stainStain, Acridine orange
1  0149Active brilliant orange KH stainStain, Active brilliant orange KH
1  0150Alazarin red S stainStain, Alazarin red S
1  0151Alcian blue stainStain, Alcian blue
1  0152Alcian blue with Periodic acid Schiff stainStain, Alcian blue with Periodic acid Schiff
1  0153Argentaffin stainStain, Argentaffin
1  0154Argentaffin silver stainStain, Argentaffin silver
1  0155Azure-eosin stainStain, Azure-eosin
1  0156Basic Fuschin stainStain, Basic Fuschin
1  0157Bennhold stainStain, Bennhold
1  0158Bennhold's Congo red stainStain, Bennhold's Congo red
1  0159Bielschowsky stainStain, Bielschowsky
1  0160Bielschowsky's silver stainStain, Bielschowsky's silver
1  0161Bleach stainStain, Bleach
1  0162Bodian stainStain, Bodian
1  0163Brown-Brenn stainStain, Brown-Brenn
1  0164Butyrate-esterase stainStain, Butyrate-esterase
1  0165Calcofluor white fluorescent stainStain, Calcofluor white fluorescent
1  0166Carbol-fuchsin stainStain, Carbol-fuchsin
1  0167Carmine stainStain, Carmine
1  0168Churukian-Schenk stainStain, Churukian-Schenk
1  0169Congo red stainStain, Congo red
1  0170Cresyl echt violet stainStain, Cresyl echt violet
1  0171Crystal violet stainStain, Crystal violet
1  0172De Galantha stainStain, De Galantha
1  0173Dieterle silver impregnation stainStain, Dieterle silver impregnation
1  0174Fite-Farco stainStain, Fite-Farco
1  0175Fontana-Masson silver stainStain, Fontana-Masson silver
1  0176Fouchet stainStain, Fouchet
1  0177Gomori stainStain, Gomori
1  0178Gomori methenamine silver stainStain, Gomori methenamine silver
1  0179Gomori-Wheatly trichrome stainStain, Gomori-Wheatly trichrome
1  0180Gridley stainStain, Gridley
1  0181Grimelius silver stainStain, Grimelius silver
1  0182Grocott stainStain, Grocott
1  0183Grocott methenamine silver stainStain, Grocott methenamine silver
1  0184Hale's colloidal ferric oxide stainStain, Hale's colloidal ferric oxide
1  0185Hale's colloidal iron stainStain, Hale's colloidal iron
1  0186Hansel stainStain, Hansel
1  0187Harris regressive hematoxylin and eosin stainStain, Harris regressive hematoxylin and eosin
1  0188Hematoxylin and eosin stainStain, Hematoxylin and eosin
1  0189Highman stainStain, Highman
1  0190Holzer stainStain, Holzer
1  0191Iron hematoxylin stainStain, Iron hematoxylin
1  0192Jones stainStain, Jones
1  0193Jones methenamine silver stainStain, Jones methenamine silver
1  0194Kossa stainStain, Kossa
1  0195Lawson-Van Gieson stainStain, Lawson-Van Gieson
1  0196Loeffler methylene blue stainStain, Loeffler methylene blue
1  0197Luxol fast blue with cresyl violet stainStain, Luxol fast blue with cresyl violet
1  0198Luxol fast blue with Periodic acid-Schiff stainStain, Luxol fast blue with Periodic acid-Schiff
1  0199MacNeal's tetrachrome blood stainStain, MacNeal's tetrachrome blood
1  0200Mallory-Heidenhain stainStain, Mallory-Heidenhain
1  0201Masson trichrome stainStain, Masson trichrome
1  0202Mayer mucicarmine stainStain, Mayer mucicarmine
1  0203Mayers progressive hematoxylin and eosin stainStain, Mayers progressive hematoxylin and eosin
1  0204May-Grunwald Giemsa stainStain, May-Grunwald Giemsa
1  0205Methyl green stainStain, Methyl green
1  0206Methyl green pyronin stainStain, Methyl green pyronin
1  0207Modified Gomori-Wheatly trichrome stainStain, Modified Gomori-Wheatly trichrome
1  0208Modified Masson trichrome stainStain, Modified Masson trichrome
1  0209Modified trichrome stainStain, Modified trichrome
1  0210Movat pentachrome stainStain, Movat pentachrome
1  0211Mucicarmine stainStain, Mucicarmine
1  0212Neutral red stainStain, Neutral red
1  0213Night blue stainStain, Night blue
1  0214Non-specific esterase stainStain, Non-specific esterase
1  0215Oil red-O stainStain, Oil red-O
1  0216Orcein stainStain, Orcein
1  0217Perls' stainStain, Perls'
1  0218Phosphotungstic acid-hematoxylin stainStain, Phosphotungstic acid-hematoxylin
1  0219Potassium ferrocyanide stainStain, Potassium ferrocyanide
1  0220Prussian blue stainStain, Prussian blue
1  0221Putchler modified Bennhold stainStain, Putchler modified Bennhold
1  0222Quinacrine fluorescent stainStain, Quinacrine fluorescent
1  0223Reticulin stainStain, Reticulin
1  0224Rhodamine stainStain, Rhodamine
1  0225Safranin stainStain, Safranin
1  0226Schmorl stainStain, Schmorl
1  0227Seiver-Munger stainStain, Seiver-Munger
1  0228Silver stainStain, Silver
1  0229Specific esterase stainStain, Specific esterase
1  0230Steiner silver stainStain, Steiner silver
1  0231Sudan III stainStain, Sudan III
1  0232Sudan IVI stainStain, Sudan IVI
1  0233Sulfated alcian blue stainStain, Sulfated alcian blue
1  0234Supravital stainStain, Supravital
1  0235Thioflavine-S stainStain, Thioflavine-S
1  0236Three micron Giemsa stainStain, Three micron Giemsa
1  0237Vassar-Culling stainStain, Vassar-Culling
1  0238Vital StainStain, Vital
1  0239von Kossa stainStain, von Kossa
1  0243Minimum bactericidal concentration test, macrodilutionSusceptibility, Minimum bactericidal concentration, macrodilution
1  0244Minimum bactericidal concentration test, microdilutionSusceptibility, Minimum bactericidal concentration, microdilution
1  0247TurbidometricTurbidometric
1  0248RefractometricTurbidometric, Refractometric
1  0249Thin layer chromatography (TLC)Chromatography, Thin Layer
1  0250EMITImmunoassay, enzyme-multiplied technique (EMIT)
1  0251Flow cytometry (FC)Flow Cytometry
1  0252Radial immunodiffusion (RID)Radial Immunodiffusion
1  0253Fluorescence polarization immunoassay (FPIA)Immunoassay, Fluorescence Polarization
1  0254Immunofixation electrophoresis (IFE)Electrophoresis, Immunofixation
1  0255Equilibrium dialysisDialysis, Direct Equilibrium
1  0256Kleihauer-Betke acid elutionAcid Elution, Kleihauer-Betke Method
1  0257Anti-complement immunofluorescence (ACIF)Immunofluorescence, Anti-Complement
1  0258GC/MSGas Chromatography/Mass Spectroscopy
1  0259NephelometryLight Scatter, Nephelometry
1  0260IgE immunoassay antibodyImmunoassay, IgE Antibody Test
1  0261Lymphocyte Microcytotoxicity AssayLymphocyte Microcytotoxicity Assay
1  0262SpectrophotometrySpectrophotometry
1  0263Atomic absorption spectrophotometry (AAS)Spectrophotometry, Atomic Absorption
1  0264Ion selective electrode (ISE)Electrochemical, Ion Selective Electrode
1  0265Gas chromatography (GC)Chromatography, Gas
1  0266Isoelectric focusing (IEF)Isoelectric Focusing
1  0267ImmunochemiluminescenceImmunoassay, Chemiluminescent
1  0268Microparticle enzyme immunoassay (MEIA)Immunoassay, Microparticle Enzyme
1  0269ICP/MSInductively-Coupled Plasma/Mass Spectrometry
1  0270Immunoradiometric assay (IRMA)Immunoassay, Immunoradiometric Assay
1  0271Photo optical clot detectionCoagulation, Photo Optical Clot Detection
1  0280Susceptibility TestingTest methods designed to determine a microorganismaTMs susceptibility to being killed by an antibiotic.
2    0240Antibiotic sensitivity, diskSusceptibility, Antibiotic sensitivity, disk
2    0241BACTEC susceptibility testSusceptibility, BACTEC susceptibility test
2    0242Disk dilutionSusceptibility, Disk dilution
2    0272Minimum Inhibitory ConcentrationTesting to measure the minimum concentration of the antibacterial agent in a given culture medium below which bacterial growth is not inhibited.
3      0245Minimum Inhibitory Concentration, macrodilutionSusceptibility, Minimum Inhibitory concentration, macrodilution
3      0246Minimum Inhibitory Concentration, microdilutionSusceptibility, Minimum Inhibitory concentration, microdilution
2    0273Viral Genotype Susceptibility
2    0274Viral Phenotype Susceptibility
2    0275Gradient Strip
2    0275aMinimum Lethal Concentration (MLC)
2    0276Slow Mycobacteria SusceptibilityTesting to measure the minimum concentration of the antibacterial agent in a given culture medium below which bacterial growth is not inhibited.
2    0277Serum bactericidal titer
2    0278Agar screen
2    0279Disk induction
1  _AllergyTestObservationMethodallergy test observation**Description:**Provides additional methodology information not present in the associated AllergyTestCode term.
1  _CommonClinicalObservationMethodcommon clinical observation**Description:**Used in a patient care message to value simple clinical (non-lab) observation methods, such as found in SOAP (subjective, objective, assessment, plan) progress notes: subjective section (used for history from patient and other informants); objective section (used for physical exam, lab, and other common results), and assessment section (used for the clinicians assessment of the implications of subjective and objective sections).
1  0127Nucleic acid probeMolecular, Nucleic acid probe

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