Pathology Messaging - HL7 V3
Request laboratory tests and send the results back to the requester, usually the patient's GP or consultant.
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Topics and care settings
- Tests and diagnostics
- Care setting
- GP / Primary care
Dependencies and related standards
- Related standards
Digital Child Heath - FHIR - Share information about a child's health between healthcare professionals using the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard for health and care data exchange.
Message Exchange for Social Care and Health API - use this API to transfer messages and large files securely across health and social care organisations.
Pathology Messaging - EDIFACT - send pathology test results from laboratories to GP practices using the Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Transport (EDIFACT) standard.
Pathology Messaging - FHIR - this is a newer replacement version of Pathology Messaging - HL7 V3 based on the FHIR standard.
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