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Orders and Observations icon Work Group Maturity Level: 2Trial Use Use Context: Country: World
Official URL: http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/specimen-role Version: 6.0.0-cibuild
draft as of 2020-12-28 Computable Name: SpecimenRole
Flags: Immutable OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.3216

This value set is used in the following places:

Codes providing the role of a specimen.


This expansion generated 19 Jul 2024

Expansion based on codesystem Specimen Role v6.0.0-cibuild (CodeSystem)

This value set contains 9 concepts.

  bhttp://hl7.org/fhir/specimen-roleBlind Sample

Used to test the validity of the measurement process, where the composition of the sample is unknown except to the person submitting it.


Used for initial setting of calibration of the instrument.

  ehttp://hl7.org/fhir/specimen-roleElectronic QC

Used with manufactured reference providing signals that simulate QC results.

  fhttp://hl7.org/fhir/specimen-roleFiller Organization Proficiency

Specimen used for testing proficiency of the organization performing the testing (Filler).

  ohttp://hl7.org/fhir/specimen-roleOperator Proficiency

Specimen used for testing Operator Proficiency.


Used for any patient sample.

  qhttp://hl7.org/fhir/specimen-roleControl specimen

Used when specimen is the control specimen (either positive or negative).

  rhttp://hl7.org/fhir/specimen-roleReplicate (of patient sample as a control)

Used when a patient sample is re-run as a control for a repeat test.

  vhttp://hl7.org/fhir/specimen-roleVerifying Calibrator

Used for periodic calibration checks.


See the full registry of value sets defined as part of FHIR.

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

LvlA few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. For value sets, levels are mostly used to organize codes for user convenience, but may follow code system hierarchy - see Code System for further information
SourceThe source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
CodeThe code (used as the code in the resource instance). If the code is in italics, this indicates that the code is not selectable ('Abstract')
DisplayThe 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
DefinitionAn explanation of the meaning of the concept
CommentsAdditional notes about how to use the code