Introduction and scope
The profile originates from the base resource Observation and contains the results of the samples which are to be taken from the patient, e.g. blood samples or bone marrow samples.
The profile contains five elements: identifier, status, code, performer, and component. The element identifier contains a patient ID to ensure a connection to the correct patient. The element status is mandatory and is set to registered. The element code contains a ValueSet to ensure the use of LOINC codes in the profile. The element performer contains a reference to the profile Practitioner. The element component contains the registration of the result of the laboratory tests and is therefore sliced into 24 slices. Each slice contains a suitable LOINC code. The element also contains an extension to the extension DateTime.