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BLC - Blood Code Segment

The BLC segment contains data necessary to communicate patient abstract blood information used for billing and reimbursement purposes. This segment is repeating to report blood product codes and the associated blood units.

HL7 Attribute Table - BLC - Blood Code Segment
Seq# DataElement Description Must Implement Flags Cardinality Length C.LEN Vocabulary DataType
1 01528 Blood Product Code [0..1] CWE
2 01529 Blood Amount [0..1] CQ

BLC-1: Blood Product Code (CWE) 01528

Definition: This field reports the blood product code. Refer to User-defined Table 0426 - Blood Product Code in Chapter 2C, Code Tables, for suggested values.

BLC-2: Blood Amount (CQ) 01529

Definition: This field indicates the quantity and units administered for the blood code identified in field 1, for example, 2^pt. Standard ISO or ANSI units, as defined in Chapter 7 are recommended.