UPDATE 20.11.2020: New message "RapidTestResult" available

New message "RapidTestResult" available as a result of the broadening of the COVID-19 Test and Trace strategy.


UPDATE 19.10.2020: Update of the "TestPrescribedReasonCodelist"

Because of the launch of a central national laboratory test reservation tool (NL / FR) , an update of the "TestPrescribedReasonCodelist" in the message LaboratoryTestPrescription is needed.

Last week (12-18.10.2020), an update with different codes for General Practitioners, Triage posts, Hospitals and Laboratories was communicated. Based on recent feedback of ICT service providers, the new official "TestPrescribedReasonCodelist" was simplified by providing only 1 list of codes, independent of the type or context of prescription.

In the document "TestPrescribedReasonCodelist" a mapping between the old and the new codes is provided. Also, the new codes are indicated.


Update 12.08.2020

UPDATE 12.08.2020 (11h30): Changes in messages and new message: On request of the Interfederal working group "Testing and Contact Tracing" the definition of the messages LaboratoryTestPrescriptionLaboratoryTestResultResultFlagsSuspicionFalseNegativeTest , and AlertSuspectedCaseNoTestPerformed, have been update with some minor changes. Also, clinical biologists and the Interfederal Risk Assessment Group acknowledge the increasing importance of the registration of false positive test results (PCR/Antigen). Therefore, a new message ResultFlagsSuspicionFalsePositiveTest was created. ICT service provider of Belgian hospitals, laboratories, GP's and Triage posts are kindly requested to implement these changes as soon as possible and no later than 31.08.2020.

Read more: Overview of the changes

Update 15.06.2020

UPDATE 15.06.2020: Quality feedback. Starting of 14 June, healthdata.be sends each day a quality feedback for the message "LaboratoryTestResult" towards each laboratory. Currently, the quality feedback focuses on the use of valid values for the variables "TestCode" and " TestResult". The contact person provided by the laboratory receives the quality feedback via email.

Read more: Quality feedback