291U00000X Taxonomy Code - Clinical Medical Laboratory

Code

291U00000X

ClassificationClinical Medical Laboratory
GroupingLaboratories
LevelLevel II - Classification
Definition(1) A clinical laboratory is a facility for the biological, microbiological, serological, chemical, immunohematological, hematological, biophysical, cytological, pathological, or other examination of materials derived from the human body for the purpose of providing information for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of any disease or impairment of, human beings. These examinations also include procedures to determine, measure, or otherwise describe the presence or absence of various substances or organisms in the body. Facilities only collecting or preparing specimens (or both) or only serving as a mailing service and not performing testing are not considered clinical laboratories. (2) Any facility that examines materials from the human body for purposes of providing information for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of any disease or impairment of, or the assessment of, the health of human beings. Typical divisions of a clinical laboratory include hematology, cytology, bacteriology, histology, biochemistry, medical toxicology, and serology.
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NotesSource: (1) Code of Federal Regulations #42, Public Health, Section 493.2. (2) ) Lexikon: Dictionary of Health Care Terms, Organizations and Acronyms for the Era of Reform, The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois: 1994, p. 186.
VersionNCCU Provider Taxonomy Version 22.1 - January 2021

The code 291U00000X is the health care provider taxonomy code for clinical medical laboratory grouped under laboratories. NPI records indicate a total of 18,355 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is clinical medical laboratory of which 375 are registered as females, 253 registered as males and 17,727 are organizations.

291U00000X is a level II taxonomy code "classification" used to specify a health care provider service or occupation related to the Provider Grouping. Taxonomy codes are self-selected by the health care provider. Their specialty is defined based on their education level and training. Taxonomy codes do not specify the actual services rendered by the health care provider.



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