design description of lab archetypes

Thomas Beale thomas.beale at
Mon Jul 17 09:31:41 EDT 2017

On 15/07/2017 15:36, Karsten Hilbert wrote:
> Receiving systems may decide (or not) to group single-analyte
> results one way or another (typically the way they were
> ordered ...) but that is an implementation detail. A result
> may carry with it a reference to the order to facilitate such
> grouping.

but in some cases at least, you would presumably agree that the panel 
analytes taken together provide a useful picture. E.g. docs tend to read 
a lipids panel as a panel, not just (say) the total cholesterol, but the 
HDL / LDL / ratio (or whatever the current science says matters!); same 
for a blood panel...

So, having that panel which was performed from the same sample, taken at 
a certain time is what ties them together, not just the order.

- thomas

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