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Pathology Messaging - EDIFACT API

Send pathology test results from laboratories to GP practices.


Use this API to send pathology test results from laboratories to GP practices.

It's designed for the transmission of structured pathology results from pathology to primary care GP systems, using UN/EDIFACT based messages. 

For more details, see the Pathology EDIFACT v1.003 Standard.

Before you begin any development work using this API, contact us to discuss your best options.

API status

This API is stable.


This is an asynchronous messaging API. Messages are:

  • formatted as EDIFACT
  • sent and received via MESH

For more details, see EDIFACT and MESH.

Lab Results adaptor

If you are building a system to receive pathology test results, you can use our Lab Results adaptor to receive these EDIFACT results via an easy-to-use FHIR-compliant format. 


For a full list of interactions for this API, see ISB 1557 EDIFACT Pathology Messaging.

Last edited: 15 September 2021 4:23 pm