FHIR Release 3 (STU) 5 Preview #2
This page is part of the FHIR Specification (v3.0.2: STU 3). The current version which supercedes this version is 4.0.1 . For a full list of available versions, see the Directory of published versions Code System http://hl7.org/fhir/specimen-status

Vocabulary Orders and Observations Work Group   Maturity Level : 2 Informative Trial Use Use Context : Any

This is a code system defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL: http://hl7.org/fhir/specimen-status
Version: 4.4.0
Name: SpecimenStatus
Title: SpecimenStatus

Codes providing the status/availability of a specimen.

Committee: Orders and Observations Work Group
OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.1.465 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.1.472 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source Resource XML / JSON

This Code system is used in the following value sets:

  • ValueSet: SpecimenStatus (Codes providing the status/availability of a specimen.)

Codes providing the status/availability of a specimen.

This code system http://hl7.org/fhir/specimen-status defines the following codes:
Code Display Definition
available Available The physical specimen is present and in good condition.
unavailable Unavailable There is no physical specimen because it is either lost, destroyed or consumed.
unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory The specimen cannot be used because of a quality issue such as a broken container, contamination, or too old.
entered-in-error Entered-in-error Entered in Error The specimen was entered in error and therefore nullified.


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

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 See Code System for further information.
Source 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). If the code is in italics, this indicates that the code is not selectable ('Abstract')
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