Use this integration 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 originals entirely.
This integration is not widely adopted - it is only used as part of the NHS Newborn Blood Spot (NBS) Screening Programme which involves a limited number of pathology laboratories. Pathology Messaging - EDIFACT API supports most of the pathology interactions.
This integration will be superseded by the Pathology Messaging - FHIR API.
This integration meets HL7 V3 standard and uses asynchronous interactions, using HL7 V3 ebXML messaging.
For more details, see HL7 V3.
Message Handling System (MHS) adaptor
To remove the complexity of building your own Message Handling System, we offer a pre-assured, client side MHS adaptor that you can integrate into your own infrastructure.
It makes it easier to connect to the NHS Spine and perform business operations by exposing a RESTful API that conforms to the HL7 V3 standard.
Last edited: 14 September 2023 5:26 pm