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This is a table defined as part of HL7 v2 . Related FHIR content: v2 Special Handling Code .


Code System URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0376
Value Set URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v2-0376
Version: 2.9
Name: v2.0376
Title: v2 Special Handling Code handling considerations

FHIR Value set/code system definition for HL7 v2 table 0376 ( Special Handling Code) Code System URL: http://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0376 Value Set URL: http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/v2-0376 handling considerations)

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This value set is used in Note: V2 code systems may or may not be case sensitive. V2 Code systems will have the following places: CodeSystem.caseSensitive correctly populated in a future version of this specification.

This value set is the designated 'entire code system' value set for v2 Special Handling Code not currently used

Special Handling Code

Code Description Comment Version
AMB Ambient temperature Keep at ambient (room) temperature, approximately 22 ( 2 degrees C. Accidental refrigeration or freezing is of little consequence added v2.5
C37 Body temperature Critical to keep at body temperature: 36 - 38( C. added v2.4
CAMB Critical ambient temperature Critical ambient - must not be refrigerated or frozen. added v2.4
CATM Protect from air Critical. Do not expose to atmosphere. Do not uncap. added v2.4
CFRZ Critical frozen temperature Critical frozen - must not be allowed to thaw until immediately prior to testing added v2.4
CREF Critical refrigerated temperature Critical refrigerated - must not be allowed to freeze or warm until immediately prior to testing added v2.4
DFRZ Deep frozen Deep frozen: -16 to -20( C. added v2.5
DRY Dry Keep in a dry environment. added v2.5
FRZ Frozen temperature Keep at frozen temperature: -4( C. Accidental thawing is of little consequence added v2.5
MTLF Metal Free Container is free of heavy metals including lead. added v2.5
NTR Liquid nitrogen Keep in liquid nitrogen. added v2.5
PRTL Protect from light Protect from light (e.g. (e.g., wrap in aluminum foil). added v2.4
PSA Do not shake Do not shake. added v2.5
PSO No shock Protect from shock. added v2.5
REF Refrigerated temperature Keep at refrigerated temperature: 4-8( C. Accidental warming or freezing is of little consequence added v2.5
UFRZ Ultra frozen Ultra cold frozen: ~ -75 to -85( C. (ultra cold freezer is typically at temperature of dry ice). added v2.5
UPR Upright Keep upright. Do not turn upside down. added v2.5