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

Data Element

Test Kit Unique Identifier

Numeric or alphanumeric code representing a collection of materials necessary to perform diagnostic tests.


CAP Comment on Test Kit Unique Identifier

  • Data Class: Laboratory
  • Data Element: Test Kit Unique Identifier
  • CAP Comment: The College of American Pathologists (CAP) supports the elevation of this data element into USCDI, because the data element uniquely identifies the type of test that was used to obtain the Test Result Value. It should be specified that this Test Kit Unique Identifier data element is required to be sent if available and that the inclusion of this data element in USCDI does not imply a requirement of collection.

APHL Comments on ISA 2022

In order to better support the use of lab results from different laboratories in a patient’s record, research or for public health use for tests that are not harmonized against an international standard, this data element is essential to understanding equivalence of results and APHL supports inclusion of this data element in the Laboratory class of USCDI V4

Level 2 Data Element: Test Kit Unique Identifier

While valuable, IMO questions the capability of ONC certified HIT to store and exchange the Level 2 Data Element detailed in this submission While many of these data elements are implemented in CLIA for routine exchange between labs and state, tribal, local, or territorial (STLT) public health agencies, we request that this submission be reviewed thoroughly for implementation in ONC certified HIT.

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