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Pathology Messaging - FHIR API

Share pathology results in NHS primary and secondary care settings.


Use this API to share pathology results from a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to the requestor, typically a healthcare worker in NHS primary or secondary care.

Initially it focuses on haematology and clinical biochemistry test reporting - also known as chemical pathology.

It is intended to replace the current Pathology Messaging - EDIFACT API and supersedes Laboratory HL7 V3 (see the Message Implementation Manual under Domains -> Health and Clinical Management -> Laboratory).

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

API status

This API is experimental - an early version under development.


This API is a FHIR API running over MESH.

For more details, see FHIR and MESH.


For a full list of interactions for this API, see National Pathology FHIR Messaging Specifications.

Last edited: 20 January 2022 10:57 pm