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2710-2Deprecated Oxygen saturation in Capillary blood by OximetryDeprecated

Status Information

Status
Deprecated
Reason
Erroneous
Comment
Oximetry was formerly used as a short hand for pulse oximetry. The more precise name is pulse oximetry, which measures the oxygen saturation and other parameters at the point where arterial blood surges into the capillaries. Per the experts, the system for pulse oximetry measurements is really arterial blood, not capillary. The oxygen saturation of capillary blood could, in theory, be measured by collecting capillary blood in a capillary tube and running to the laboratory, but what is usually done is to place a pulse oximetry sensor on the finger or other part of the body. Hence 59408-5 is the correct term.
Map-To Long Common Name Mapping Guidance
59408-5 Oxygen saturation in Arterial blood by Pulse oximetry

Part Description

LP21258-6   Oxygen saturation
Oxygen saturation (sO2) is defined as the ratio of oxyhemoglobin to "active" hemoglobin (oxyhemoglobin + deoxyhemoglobin). Some say the term oxygen saturation has been erroneously redefined with a denominator of "total" instead of "active" hemoglobin, an ambiguity that can sometimes create confusion when viewing reported values from different instruments (Anesth Analg. 2007 Dec;105(6 Suppl):S5-9.) Oxygen saturation is commonly measured by blood gas analyzers and pulse oximetry. Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Fully-Specified Name

Component
Oxygen saturation
Property
MFr
Time
Pt
System
BldC
Scale
Qn
Method
Oximetry

Additional Names

Short Name
Deprecated SaO2 % BldC Oximetry

Basic Attributes

Class
HEMODYN.MOLEC
Type
Clinical
First Released
Version 1.0
Last Updated
Version 2.66

Member of these Groups

LG33051-0 Oxygen saturation|MFr|Pt|Chal:None

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (CHINA)
氧饱和度:质量分数:时间点:毛细血管全血:定量型:血氧定量法
nl-NLDutch (NETHERLANDS)
zuurstofverzadiging:massafractie:moment:capillair bloed:kwantitatief:zuurstofmeting
et-EEEstonian (ESTONIA)
Hapnikuga küllastatus:MFr:Pt:cB:Qn:Oksümeetria
fr-BEFrench (BELGIUM)
Saturation en oxygène:Fraction de masse:Temps ponctuel:Sang capillaire:Quantitatif:Oxymétrie
fr-CAFrench (CANADA)
Saturation en oxygène:Fraction de masse:Temps ponctuel:Sang capillaire:Quantitatif:Oxymétrie
de-ATGerman (AUSTRIA)
Sauerstoffsättigung
it-ITItalian (ITALY)
Saturazione dell'ossigeno:MFr:Pt:Sangue capill:Qn:Ossimetria
pt-BRPortuguese (BRAZIL)
Saturação de Oxigênio:MFr:Pt:SgCap:Qn:Oxímetro
es-ARSpanish (ARGENTINA)
saturación de oxígeno:fracción de sustancia:punto en el tiempo:capilar sanguíneo:cuantitativo:oximetría
es-ESSpanish (SPAIN)
Saturación de Oxígeno:Fracción de masa:Punto temporal:Sangre capilar:Qn:Oximetría
tr-TRTurkish (TURKEY)
Oksijen satürasyonu:KütlFr:Zmlı:KanKpl:Kant:Oksimetri

Example Units

Unit Source
% eCHN
% Example UCUM Units

Units and Range

Range
%:[94,98];
Unit Type

LOINC FHIR® API Example - CodeSystem Request Get Info

https://fhir.loinc.org/CodeSystem/$lookup?system=http://loinc.org&code=2710-2