Reference Tables: Range scope

ID:

CD-REFSCOPE

STATUS:

Published

VERSION:

1.0

DATE:

2002-07-17

DESCRIPTION:

This is the string that identifies the scope of the reference values for items like laboratory tests.

This specifies if the normal values are adjusted to the gender, the age or any other particularity of the patient.

Context of use: refscope element of content element

Code Meaning (English) SNOMED-CT
age adjusted to the age of the patient
sex adjusted to the sex of the patient
gestational adjusted to the gestational age
<content>
 ...
 <refscope>
  <cd S="CD-REFSCOPE" SV="1.0">
   age
    </cd>
    <cd S="CD-REFSCOPE" SV="1.0">
   sex
  </cd>
 </refscope>
</content>

This means that the reference values of the item are adjusted to the age of the patient.