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Result Interpretation


Identifier:15.06
Definition:An abbreviated interpretation of the observation, e.g., normal, abnormal, high, etc
Constraints:C154-[DE-15.02-1] Result Interpretation SHALL be coded as specified in HITSP/C80 Section 2.2.3.6.3 Result Normalcy Status

Value Set


Result Normalcy Status Value Set

OID:2.16.840.1.113883.1.11.78
Definition:The HL7 ObservationInterpretation has been reproduced below in Table 2-98 V3 Result Normalcy Value Set Definition
Code System Name:Observation Interpretation
Code System Source:Health Level Seven (HL7) Version 3.0 Vocabulary
Concept Code Concept Name Definition
< Low off scale Below absolute low-off instrument scale. This is statement depending on the instrument, logically does not imply LL or L (e.g., if the instrument is inadequate). If an off-scale value is also low or critically low one must also report L and LL respectively
> High off scale Above absolute high-off instrument scale. This is statement depending on the instrument, logically does not imply LL or L (e.g., if the instrument is inadequate). If an off-scale value is also high or critically high one must also report H and HH respectively
A Abnormal Abnormal (for nominal observations, all service types)
AA Abnormal alert Abnormal alert (for nominal observations and all service types)
B Better Better (of severity or nominal observations)
D Decreased Significant change down (quantitative observations, does not imply B or W)
H High Above high normal (for quantitative observations)
HH High alert Above upper alert threshold (for quantitative observations)
HX Above high threshold The numeric observation/test result is interpreted as being above the high threshold value for a particular protocol within which the result is being reported Example: An ALT (SGOT) result above a protocol-defined threshold value of 2.5 times the upper limit of normal based on the subject's sex and age
I Intermediate Intermediate
L Low Below low normal (for quantitative observations)
LL Low alert Below lower alert threshold (for quantitative observations)
LX Below low threshold The numeric observation/test result is interpreted as being below the low threshold value for a particular protocol within which the result is being reported Example: A Total White Blood Cell Count falling below a protocol-defined threshold value of 3000/mm^3
MS Moderately susceptible Moderately susceptible
N Normal Normal (for all service types)
R Resistant Resistant
S Susceptible Susceptible
U Increased Significant change up (quantitative observations, does not imply B or W)
VS Very susceptible Very susceptible
W Worse Worse (of severity or nominal observations)

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