HL7 Europe Laboratory Report
0.1.0 - trial-use 150

This page is part of the HL7 Europe Laboratory Report (v0.1.0: STU 1) based on FHIR (HL7® FHIR® Standard) R4. This is the current published version in its permanent home (it will always be available at this URL). For a full list of available versions, see the Directory of published versions

ValueSet: Laboratory Specialty

Official URL: http://hl7.eu/fhir/laboratory/ValueSet/lab-specialty-eu-lab Version: 0.1.0
Standards status: Trial-use Maturity Level: 2 Computable Name: LabSpecialtyEuVs

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Laboratory Specialties. Notes: Note 1: This value set is based on analysis of national coding practices in 8 European countries (AT, CZ, DE, FR, IE, IT, PT, SE) and agreed by involved lab experts as a common lab specialty value set. Note 2: Many European countries are using additional laboratory specialty types, which should be mapped towards this value set. Note 3: In case of documented need, this value set could be extended.


Logical Definition (CLD)



Expansion based on SNOMED CT International edition 01-set 2023

This value set contains 8 concepts.

  394596001http://snomed.info/sctChemical pathology (qualifier value)
  421661004http://snomed.info/sctBlood banking and transfusion medicine (specialty) (qualifier value)
  394915009http://snomed.info/sctGeneral pathology (specialty) (qualifier value)
  394598000http://snomed.info/sctImmunopathology (qualifier value)
  408454008http://snomed.info/sctClinical microbiology (qualifier value)
  1236877003http://snomed.info/sctGenetic pathology
  1236878008http://snomed.info/sctHistocompatibility and immunogenetics

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
System 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)
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