Analysis of clinical specimens to obtain information about the health of a patient.

Data Element

Instrument Unique Identifier

Uniquely identifies the type of instrument that was used in conjunction with the Test kit (at minimum by using instrument name and manufacturer (similar to the make and model of a car)) to obtain the Test Result Value. When a testkit is used on an instrument it is the combination of kit and instrument, that qualify the Performed Test.


CAP Comments on Instrument Unique Identifier

  • Data Class: Laboratory
  • Data Element: Instrument Unique Identifier
  • CAP Comment: The CAP supports the elevation of this data element into Level 2 and ideally into USCDI.

APHL Comments on ISA 2022

APHL still supports inclusion of this data element in the Laboratory class of USCDI V4.

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