Facilities Services Facility Unit (Room) Use Codes

860 Diagnostic Service Laboratory

Definition: A space used to provide diagnostic support services to an entire health care facility.

Description: Includes pathology, pharmacy, autopsy, isotope rooms or labs, etc., providing such services as hematology, chemistry tissue, bacteriology, serology, blood bank, and basal metabolism.

Also includes areas commonly termed “animal necropsy rooms” in veterinary institutions.

Limitations: Laboratories used primarily for instructional purposes should be classified with the Laboratory Facilities (Code 200 series). Rooms used for diagnostic and therapeutic examination or treatment of patients should be classified as Treatment/Examination Clinic (850) facilities.