Technical Standards

HL7 2.5.1 Electronic Laboratory Reporting Documentation

The HL7 2.5.1 ELR standard is available on the HL7 website.

HL7 2.3.1 Electronic Laboratory Reporting Implementation Guide

Click here to download the implementation guide for the HL7 2.3.1 ELR standard. pdf icon[PDF – 87 pages]

ELR Translation Tool

A software application is available from Orion Healthexternal icon that allows 2.3.1 ELR messages to be transformed into 2.5.1 ELR messages, and vice-versa.

Reportable Condition Mapping Tables (RCMT)

The RCMT provides mappings between reportable conditions and their associated LOINC laboratory tests and SNOMED results.

LOINC® (Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes)

SNOMED® (Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine–Clinical Terms)

Click hereexternal icon for the SNO-MED technical standard.

NIST Electronic Laboratory Reporting Validation Tool

Click hereexternal icon for the NIST ELR validation tool.

Meaningful Use Standards Reference

For a complete list of technology standards for ELR Meaningful Use, access the HealtIT.gov Standards Hubexternal icon.

Lab Health IT Standards Reference

For a complete list of technology standards for laboratories, access the CDC’s LabHIT Resources page (on the web page, expand Health IT Standards).

HL7 Public Health Standards

HL7 provides a master grid of all its standardsexternal icon. When filtered by Workgroup = “Public Health and Emergency Response,” you will see just the public health standards.

This graphic shows the “Public Health and Emergency Response” Work Group filter on the Master Grid of HL7 standards, found on the hl7.org website. When you select the “Public Health and Emergency Response” Work Group option, you will see just the HL7 standards related to public health in the results on the grid, instead of all the HL7 standards.
HL7 Master Grid of Standards, Filtered to ‘Public Health and Emergency Response’