Data Element

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Laboratory Result Value
The laboratory result value(s).


Unified Comment from CDC

  • Additional Use Case:  HIV, STDs, Viral Hepatitis and Tuberculosis are nationally notifiable diseases for which diagnosis is dependent upon laboratory results. As such, laboratory test performed date, result value and result status are collected as part of CDC's routine surveilannce for these conditions. Additionally, beyond diagnostic tests, additional laboratory test information is collected to understand the health status of patients (e.g. HIV viral load, liver enzymes), and trends in drug susceptibility.  
  • Additional Use Case: This is a standard data item used by central cancer registries in all states. Data received through data exchange from pathology laboratories to central cancer registries for CDC and NCI’s national cancer surveillance systems, as required by law.   
  • All of the laboratory data collected is used both for case management purposes within state, local, territorial and tribal health jurisdictions, and public health purposes at the national level. These data are integral to understanding disease transmission and to prioritize appropriate interventions for affecting communities.  
  • Estimate number of stakeholders who capture, access, use or exchange this data element: All US States and DC are funded through CDC’s Division of HIV Prevention, Division of TB Elimination, Division of STD Prevention, and Division of Viral Hepatitis flagship Notice of Funding Actions to perform surveillance activities, including collection of these data for surveillance purposes.  
  • Healthcare Aims: Improving patient experience of care, Improving health of populations, Reducing cost of care, provider experience of care.  
  • Use of data element: Extensively used in production environments  
  • Suggested starter set: Service order for isolation precautions, Service order for contact precautions, Service order for droplet precautions, Service order for airborne precautions, Service order for isolation precautions not further specified  
  • This element is used by CMS Quality Reporting and is marked Required or MustSupport in the FHIR QI Core IG  
  • CSTE supports inclusion of this measure into USCDI v3.

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