ACLA Comments on Representing Clinical Test Result/Value

American Clinical Laboratory Association Comment:
This new section is confusing because it appears to blend other use cases for Laboratory and Imaging tests as clinical testing.   Please clarify the intent.  

We recommend this statement be removed from Clinical Tests; Representing a Clinical Test Result/Value. Section and only include the Clinical Tests:  Representing Non-Laboratory and Non-Laboratory Clinical Tests.

Clinical Tests, like Laboratory and Diagnostic Imaging, should be represented by at least two components, the test, and the results. For Clinical Tests, these components are:
     • Clinical Test - The coded name of the non-imaging or non-laboratory test performed on a patient.
     • Clinical Test Result/Report - Interpreted results of clinical tests that may include study performed, reason, findings, and impressions. Includes both structured and unstructured (narrative) components.