FHIR Release 3 (STU)

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Orders and Observations Work Group Maturity Level: 1InformativeUse Context: Not Intended for Production use

This is a value set defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL:http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/specimen-collection-method
Name:FHIR Specimen Collection Method
Definition: This example value set defines a set of codes that can be used to indicate the method of collection of a specimen. It includes values from HL7 v2 table 0048.
Committee:Orders and Observations Work Group
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.461 (for OID based terminology systems)
Copyright:This value set includes content from SNOMED CT, which is copyright © 2002+ International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO), and distributed by agreement between IHTSDO and HL7. Implementer use of SNOMED CT is not covered by this agreement.
Source ResourceXML / JSON

This value set is used in the following places:

This value set includes codes from the following code systems:


This expansion generated 19 Apr 2017

This value set contains 55 concepts

Expansion based on http://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0488 version 2.8.2

119295008 http://snomed.info/sctSpecimen obtained by aspiration
413651001 http://snomed.info/sctBioptics
360020006 http://snomed.info/sctExtirpation - action
430823004 http://snomed.info/sctExamination of midstream urine specimen
16404004 http://snomed.info/sctInduced
67889009 http://snomed.info/sctIrrigation
29240004 http://snomed.info/sctAutopsy examination
45710003 http://snomed.info/sctSputum
7800008 http://snomed.info/sctPunctate
258431006 http://snomed.info/sctScrapings
20255002 http://snomed.info/sctBlushing
386147002 http://snomed.info/sctSmear procedure
278450005 http://snomed.info/sctFinger stick
ANPhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0488Plates, Anaerobic
BAPhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0488Plates, Blood Agar
BCAEhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0488Blood Culture, Aerobic Bottle
BCANhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0488Blood Culture, Anaerobic Bottle
BCPDhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0488Blood Culture, Pediatric Bottle
CAPhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0488Capillary Specimen
CVPhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0488Line, CVP
EPLAhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0488Environmental, Plate
ESWAhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0488Environmental, Swab
FNAhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0488Aspiration, Fine Needle
KOFFPhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0488Plate, Cough
LNAhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0488Line, Arterial
LNVhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0488Line, Venous
MARTLhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0488Martin-Lewis Agar
ML11http://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0488Mod. Martin-Lewis Agar
MLPhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0488Plate, Martin-Lewis
NYPhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0488Plate, New York City
PACEhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0488Pace, Gen-Probe
PINhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0488Pinworm Prep
PNAhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0488Arterial puncture
PRIMEhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0488Pump Prime
PUMPhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0488Pump Specimen
QC5http://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0488Quality Control For Micro
SCLPhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0488Scalp, Fetal Vein
SWDhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0488Swab, Dacron tipped
TMANhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0488Transport Media, Anaerobic
TMCHhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0488Transport Media, Chalamydia
TMM4http://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0488Transport Media, M4
TMMYhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0488Transport Media, Mycoplasma
TMOThttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0488Transport Media,
TMPhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0488Plate, Thayer-Martin
TMPVhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0488Transport Media, PVA
TMSChttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0488Transport Media, Stool Culture
TMUPhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0488Transport Media, Ureaplasma
TMVIhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0488Transport Media, Viral
WOODhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0488Swab, Wooden Shaft


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LevelA 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
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')
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