design description of lab archetypes

Heather Leslie heather.leslie at
Thu Jul 13 02:46:26 EDT 2017

Hi Thomas,

This might help you:


From: openEHR-clinical [mailto:openehr-clinical-bounces at] On Behalf Of Thomas Beale
Sent: Thursday, 13 July 2017 1:22 AM
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Subject: Q: design description of lab archetypes

Clinical modellers,

I'm trying to work out the latest design of Lab archetypes. A Lab result seems to now be a structure like the following:
·        openEHR-EHR-OBSERVATION.laboratory_test_result
o   + at0097|Test findings|: openEHR-EHR-CLUSTER.laboratory_test_panel [*]
§  +at0002 |Laboratory Result|: CLUSTER [*]
§  +at0004 |Reference range guidance|
§  +at0005 |Result status|
§  +at0014 |Result Detail|: [open slot] - ?   openEHR-EHR-CLUSTER.laboratory_test_analyte [*]
§  +at0001 |Analyte Result|: DATA_VALUE
§  +at0003 |Comment|: DV_TEXT
§  etc
·        is this a correct understanding of the current design?
·        where would the LOINC code for each analyte go?
·        we could build some common test panels by specialising the test analyte archetype into things like TSH, TS4, etc and lab test panel into 'thyroid test'  - is anyone doing this?
·        how does AQL querying work if LOINC is not in use / not available?

It would be good if there was a design page on this e.g. in the openEHR wiki.


- thomas

Thomas Beale
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