Section 1e: Version 3 (V3)
Section 2: Clinical and Administrative Domains
HL7 Version 3 Standard: Laboratory Result Release 1
The HL7 Version 3 Normative Edition’s laboratory domain comprises the models, messages, and other artifacts that are needed to support messaging related to the results or observations association with laboratory tests. It currently supports the results of laboratory testing of any type of specimen, including human, animal, and environmental. In the future it is additionally intended to support ordering and the workflow associated with complex orders of laboratory tests, and may include templates for microbiology reporting and other specialized laboratory domains. The Laboratory model captures the information needed to support messaging related to laboratory observations, including specimen information where appropriate.
HL7 Version 3 Standard: Laboratory Result Release 1 may also go by the following names or acronyms:
- Healthcare IT Vendors
- Lab Systems Vendors
- Reference lab testing services
- EHR Vendors
- Healthcare institutions
- Healthcare Providers and Clinicians
- Local and State Departments of Public Health
- National Health Information Exchange infrastructures
- Captures and presents the information needed to support messaging related to laboratory observations
- Supports the needs of laboratory order processing, and results reporting, including microbiology
- Canada Health Infoway
The HL7 Laboratory domain includes the provision and use of analytic services in areas such as chemistry, hematology, serology, histology, cytology, anatomic pathology, microbiology, and virology. Blood bank and transfusion services are covered in the Blood Bank domain.
Analytic services typically result in observations returned to the order placer and/or added to the patient medical history. Observations may be simple numeric quantitative measurements, such as a blood serum glucose level, or complex diagnostic pathology reports.
Services may be delivered/executed at an external lab, an on-site lab, or at the point of care (POC). This section covers service requests from all locations, including bedside and in-hospital, clinic and outpatient, and lab-to-lab interactions. It includes orders accompanied by specimens to be analyzed, as well as orders for which the service provider is responsible for obtaining the specimens. Observations may be generated for both ordered and unordered (e.g., POC) tests.
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RESPONSIBLE WORK GROUP
- Healthcare Institutions