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Pathology Messaging - HL7 V3 API

Request laboratory tests and send the results back to the requester, usually the patient's GP or consultant.

Overview

Use this API to request laboratory tests and send the results back to the requester, usually the patient's GP or consultant. Results can also be copied to other healthcare providers for information.

One request can lead to several results reports and each report is complete in its own right. If incomplete reports are issued, a final report carries all the reported information, replacing the the originals entirely.

This API is not widely adopted - it is only used as part of the NHS Newborn Bloodspot Screening Programme which involves a limited number of pathology laboratories.

It will be superseded by the Pathology Messaging - FHIR API.

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API status

This API has been in a V1.2 draft state since 2008. 


Technology

This API is an HL7 V3 API. 

For more details, see HL7 V3.


Interactions

For a full list of interactions for this API, see the Laboratory section in the Spine Message Implementation Manual (MIM)

Last edited: 14 May 2021 4:26 pm