SPK Specimen Kit Information

To identify and describe laboratory specimen kit information and handling requirements

Position
Element
Name
Type
Requirement
Min
Max
Repeat
SPK01
Specimen Kit Type Code
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
1
4
-
Code specifying the specimen kit type or contents used for collecting and forwarding samples used in the tests being reported
SPK01 describes the specimen kit or contents.
SPK02
Transportation Method/Type Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
2
-
Code specifying the method or type of transportation for the shipment
SPK02 is the method of shipment to the lab.
SPK03
Temperature
Decimal number (R)
Optional
1
4
-
Temperature
SPK03 is the urine specimen temperature at time of collection expressed as Fahrenheit.
SPK04
Identification Code Qualifier
Identifier (ID)
Conditional
1
2
-
Code designating the system/method of code structure used for Identification Code (67)
P0405: If either SPK-04 or SPK-05 is present, then the other is required
SPK05
Identification Code
String (AN)
Conditional
2
80
-
Code identifying a party or other code

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