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Background/Purpose

Temperature gives an indication of core body temperature. Body temperature can be an indication of a fever (temp > 38.5 °C/101.3 °F) or hypothermia. Use a thermometer to measure the temperature in the mouth (oral) is about 36.8 °C (98.2 °F)
A study from Small and Clements suggests 37.5 as a cutoff.

Procedure

The following thermometer readings generally indicate a fever:
Rectal, ear or temporal artery temperature of 100.4 (38 C) or higher
Oral temperature of 100 F (37.8 C) or higher
Armpit temperature of 99 F (37.2 C) or higher
Performed: Axially

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Oral Body Temperature reading

Criteria

  • Oral temperature is 36.8 °C (98.2 °F)

Measurement

36.2-37.2 C

LOINC Code

8310-5

Scale/Grading

selection range; grade - LOINC ID

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2022-02-24 18:57:47
Test ID:521 Version:0