International Patient Summary Implementation Guide
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International Patient Summary Implementation Guide, published by HL7 International / Patient Care. This guide is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version 1.1.0 built by the FHIR (HL7® FHIR® Standard) CI Build. This version is based on the current content of and changes regularly. See the Directory of published versions

ValueSet: Results Specimen Type - SNOMED CT IPS Free Set

Official URL: Version: 1.1.0
Standards status: Trial-use Maturity Level: 2 Computable Name: ResultsSpecimenTypeSnomedCtIpsFreeSet

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This value set includes the codes from the SNOMED International Patient Set (IPS) subset of SNOMED CT (IPS Free Set) that are included in: all descendants of 123038009 |Specimen (specimen)|.


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)

  • Include codes from where constraint = < 123038009 |Specimen (specimen)| AND ^ 816080008 |International Patient Summary (foundation metadata concept)|



Expansion based on SNOMED CT International edition 31-Jul 2022

This value set contains 127 concepts.

  708048008 specimen with citrate
  702701006 from cervix or vagina
  698276005 stream urine specimen
  472896000 from blister
  472881004 from pharynx
  472867001 from tonsil
  446861007 fluid specimen obtained via ventriculoperitoneal shunt
  446846006 specimen obtained via indwelling urinary catheter
  446562005 fluid specimen obtained via sump drain
  446302006 specimen
  446272009 specimen submitted in heparinized collection tube
  440500007 blood spot specimen
  440493002 specimen from patient
  440473005 lens submitted as specimen
  440137008 obtained by peritoneal lavage
  439961009 submitted as specimen
  438660002 from prosthetic device
  432825001 secretion specimen
  430268003 from bone
  408654003 obtained by amputation
  399713008 from uterine cervix obtained by cone biopsy
  309502007 specimen
  309213006 brushings specimen
  309211008 biopsy specimen
  309210009 brushings specimen
  309176002 brushings specimen
  309166000 swab specimen
  309075001 cyst specimen
  309068002 lesion specimen
  309067007 from skin obtained by curettage
  309066003 biopsy specimen
  309051001 fluid specimen
  309049000 specimen
  302795002 node aspirate
  302794003 aspirate
  278020009 urine specimen
  258649003 infusion fluid specimen
  258609006 specimen obtained by aspiration from trachea
  258607008 lavage fluid specimen
  258603007 specimen
  258591005 blood cell specimen
  258580003 blood specimen
  258574006 urine specimen
  258531008 swab
  258530009 swab
  258528007 swab
  258523003 swab
  258520000 swab
  258505006 ulcer swab
  258503004 swab
  258502009 swab
  258500001 swab
  258498002 swab
  258482009 fluid specimen
  258474009 fluid specimen
  258463000 fluid specimen
  258459007 fluid specimen
  258455001 fluid specimen
  258453008 fluid specimen
  258450006 fluid specimen
  258442002 specimen
  258441009 specimen
  258440005 specimen
  258438000 humor specimen
  258435002 tissue specimen
  258415003 specimen
  168141000 fluid specimen
  168139001 fluid specimen
  168138009 lavage aspirate specimen
  168137004 aspirate specimen
  122880004 specimen obtained by clean catch procedure
  122877000 respiratory fluid specimen obtained by tracheal aspiration
  122609004 from lung obtained by bronchial washing procedure
  122593002 specimen obtained from ulcer
  122580007 specimen
  122575003 specimen
  122572000 specimen
  122568004 specimen from wound
  122566000 specimen from wound
  122565001 catheter specimen
  122560006 specimen from blood donor
  122556008 blood specimen
  122555007 blood specimen
  122554006 blood specimen
  122552005 blood specimen
  119401005 from conjunctiva
  119395005 from uterine cervix
  119394009 from vagina
  119376003 specimen
  119371008 from abscess
  119370009 from fistula
  119367005 from burn injury
  119366001 from wound abscess
  119365002 from wound
  119364003 specimen
  119363009 rich plasma specimen
  119362004 poor plasma specimen
  119361006 specimen
  119360007 fluid specimen
  119351004 specimen
  119350003 specimen
  119349003 specimen
  119345009 blood specimen
  119344008 from genital system
  119342007 specimen
  119341000 specimen
  119339001 specimen
  119337004 gas specimen
  119336008 air specimen
  119335007 sputum specimen
  119334006 specimen
  119332005 fluid specimen
  119329007 specimen
  119327009 specimen
  119325001 specimen from skin
  119323008 specimen
  119320006 specimen
  119318008 specimen
  119312009 tip submitted as specimen
  119311002 submitted as specimen
  119305000 from plasma bag
  119304001 from blood bag
  119300005 from blood product
  119297000 specimen
  119295008 obtained by aspiration
  119294007 blood specimen

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