Current Build HL7 Version 2 Table 0376

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This is a table defined as part of HL7 v2 .



FHIR Value set/code system definition for HL7 v2 table 0376 ( Special handling considerations)

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This value set is used in the following places:

  • This value set is the designated 'entire code system' value set for V2.0376

Special Handling Code

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