Accident and Emergency Investigation Table

A broad classification of types of investigation which may be requested to assist with diagnosis as a result of Accident and Emergency Attendance.

Description

  • A broad classification of types of investigation which may be requested to assist with diagnosis as a result of Accident and Emergency Attendance.

  • Certain items are sub-analysed to specify the diagnosis, investigation or treatment more precisely. These are marked with an asterisk. The diagnosis sub-analysis list follows the main diagnosis list, and the treatment sub-analysis list follows the main treatment list.

  • It is recommended that computerised systems provide a minimum of six character fields for each category in order to accommodate more detailed information if necessary. Where fewer than six characters are required for coding, such as for investigations and treatments, it is recommended that the codes are left-justified and the unused fields left blank.

  • ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY INVESTIGATION

    is a six character code, comprising:

Investigation

n2 (see Table below)

Local sub-Analysis

up to an4

Accident And Emergency Investigation Table

Investigation

Code

X-ray plain film

01

Electrocardiogram

02

Haematology

03

Cross match blood/group and save serum for later cross match

04

Biochemistry

05

Urinalysis

06

Bacteriology

07

Histology

08

Computerised Tomography - Retired 2006-04-01

09

Ultrasound

10

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

11

Computerised Tomography (excludes genitourinary contrast examination/tomography)

12

Genitourinary contrast examination/tomography

13

Clotting studies

14

Immunology

15

Cardiac enzymes

16

Arterial/capillary blood gas

17

Toxicology

18

Blood culture

19

Serology

20

Pregnancy test

21

Dental investigation

22

Refraction, orthoptic tests and computerised visual fields

23

None

24

Other

99

Items expected to be sub-analysed at discretion of individual Accident and Emergency Departments.

Also Known As

This Supporting information is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Full name Accident and Emergency Investigation Table
Plural Accident and Emergency Investigation Tables