LaboratoryTestResult

When a COVID-19 laboratory test has been executed, laboratory staff need to record the results in their Laboratory Information System the fields available in the specifications of the COVID-19 LaboratoryTestResult message.


All results (“Detected”, “Not detected”, “Inconclusive”) of laboratory tests for COVID-19 performed in Belgian intramural and extra mural laboratories should be reported to the central COVID-19 Test Result Database.


A. Content of the message

Translations into Dutch and French of the variables can be found here.

VARIABLESDESCRIPTIONInstructions
PatientIdentificationNumberPatient NISS identification numberFormat NISS: 11 numbers;
Web service ConsultRn (NL / FR)
Validation: modulo97
Mandatory;
FirstNamesPatThe person’s official first namesText;
Mandatory IF no NISS
LastNamePatThe person’s official last nameText;
Mandatory IF no NISS
StreetStreet name of the addressText;
Mandatory IF no NISS
HouseNumberHouse number of the address Text;
Mandatory IF no NISS
HouseNumberLetter A letter following the house number Text;
Mandatory IF no NISS
PostcodePostcode of the addressText;
Mandatory IF no NISS
Municipality Municipality of residence Text;
Mandatory IF no NISS
Country Country in which the address is located Text;
Mandatory IF no NISS
DateOfBirthPatient’s date of birth. An incomplete date (such as only the year) is permitted Format for Date should be "YYYY-MM-DD" ;
Mandatory IF no NISS
SexPatient’s administrative sexSexCodelist;
Single select choice ;
Mandatory IF no NISS;
TelephoneNumberMobilePat The patient's mobile telephone numberText;
Mandatory IF sample collection by laboratory.
TelephoneNumberLLPatThe patient's landline telephone numberText;
Mandatory IF sample collection by laboratory.
HealthProfessionalIdentificationNumberPrescrThe health professional NIHDI identification number of the prescriber Format: 8 consecutive numbers, as in COBRHA (NL/FR), and therefore without punctuation marks such as spaces, periods, underscores or hyphen and without the authorization code;
Mandatory;
HealthcareProviderIdentificationNumberHosp The organization’s NIHDI identification numberFormat: 8 consecutive numbers, as in COBRHA (NL/FR), and therefore without punctuation marks such as spaces, periods, underscores or hyphen and without the authorization code; Mandatory IF Hospital;
HealthcareProviderLocation Campus number of the location where the patient is admitted ("VESTIGINGSNR" / "NUMERO DE SITE" granted by FOD/SPF public health) Text;
Mandatory IF patient is/was admitted on campus of hospital
DepartmentSpecialty The specialty of the healthcare provider’s department where patient is admittedDepartmentSpecialtyCodelist
Single select choice ;
Optional (only for Hospital)
HealthProfessionalIdentificationNumberDmgThe health professional NIHDI identification number of the DMG owner Format: 8 consecutive numbers, as in COBRHA (NL/FR), and therefore without punctuation marks such as spaces, periods, underscores or hyphen and without the authorization code;
Optional
CoronaTestPrescriptionCodeCode sent by SMS by the call center to persons who should be tested for COVID-19 infection as a priority, such as high-risk contacts of an infected person or persons who return to Belgium from abroad and have stayed in a hospital for the past 14 days.Update 12.08.2020: NEW FIELD
Code has 16 alphanumerical positions (4 blocks of 4 positions: xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx)
Mandatory IF sample collection by laboratory AND IF patient received a CoronaTestPrescriptionCode.
CollectionDateTime1The date and the time at which the material was collectedFormat for DateTime should be "YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm:ss"
Mandatory.
SpecimenId1 Identification number of the material obtained, as a reference for inquiries to the source organization. In a trans mural setting, this number will consist of a specimen number including the identification of the issuing organization, to be unique outside of the borders of an organization. Text;
Optional
TestCode1The code of the executed test Use valueset "TestCodeCodelist";
Single select field;
Mandatory ;
TestDateTime1The date and the time at which the test was carried outFormat for DateTime should be "YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm:ss" ;
Mandatory.
TestResult1The test result.Use valueset "CVTestResultCodelist".
Single select field.
Mandatory
TestId1Unique Identification number of the executed testText;
Mandatory
CollectionDateTime2The date and the time at which the material was collectedFormat for DateTime should be "YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm:ss"
It is optional to report a second test in one message, but if a second test is reported, CollectionDateTime2 is a mandatory field.
SpecimenId2Identification number of the material obtained, as a reference for inquiries to the source organization. In a transmural setting, this number will consist of a specimen number including the identification of the issuing organization, to be unique outside of the borders of an organization.Text;
It is optional to report a second test in one message, but if a second test is reported, SpecimenId2 is an optional field.
TestCode2The code of the executed testUse valueset "TestCodeCodelist";
Single select field ;
It is optional to report a second test in one message, but if a second test is reported, TestCode2 is a mandatory field.
TestDateTime2The date and the time at which the test was carried outIt is optional to report a second test in one message, but if a second test is reported, TestDateTime2 is a mandatory field. Format for DateTime should be "YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm:ss"
TestResult2The test result.Use valueset "CVTestResultCodelist".
Single select field.
It is optional to report a second test in one message, but if a second test is reported, TestResult2 is a mandatory field.
TestId2Unique Identification number of the executed test Text;
It is optional to report a second test in one message, but if a second test is reported, TestId2 is a mandatory field.
CollectionDateTime3The date and the time at which the material was collectedIt is optional to report a third test in one message, but if a second test is reported, CollectionDateTime3 is a mandatory field. Format for DateTime should be "YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm:ss"
SpecimenId3Identification number of the material obtained, as a reference for inquiries to the source organization. In a transmural setting, this number will consist of a specimen number including the identification of the issuing organization, to be unique outside of the borders of an organization. Text;
It is optional to report a third test in one message, but if a second test is reported, SpecimenId3 is an optional field.
TestCode3The code of the executed testUse valueset "TestCodeCodelist";
Single select field ;
It is optional to report a third test in one message, but if a second test is reported, TestCode3 is a mandatory field.
TestDateTime3The date and the time at which the test was carried outIt is optional to report a third test in one message, but if a second test is reported, TestDateTime3 is a mandatory field. Format for DateTime should be "YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm:ss"
TestResult3The test result.Use valueset "CVTestResultCodelist".
Single select field.
It is optional to report a third test in one message, but if a second test is reported, TestResult3 is a mandatory field.
TestId3Unique Identification number of the executed testText;
It is optional to report a third test in one message, but if a second test is reported, TestId3 is a mandatory field.
HealthcareProviderIdentificationNumberLabThe NIHDI identification number of the laboratory that executed the test(s)Format: 8 consecutive numbers, as in COBRHA (NL/FR), and therefore without punctuation marks such as spaces, periods, underscores or hyphen and without the authorization code;
Mandatory;

B. Valuesets


C. Points of attention

  • In case the patient has a NISS or a NISS Bis number, the regular address information, date of birth and gender should not be provided. This information is available at the COVID-19 central database, through ConsultRN.
  • In case the patient has no NISS or a NISS Bis number, a NISS should be created using the ConsultRN integration in EMD or HIS:
    • This is also the case for foreign tourists.
      • In that case, the address information of his / her stay in BELGIUM should be recorded in the LaboratoryTestPrescription form.
      • As for the field “Country”, the country of permanent residence should be recorded in the LaboratoryTestPrescription form.
  • In case the patient is a minor (child), one of the parents, guardian or legal representative, should be provided as first contact person to (“FirstNamesContp1”; “LastNameContp1”; “TelephoneNumberMobileContp1”).

D. Destinations

The completed COVID-19 LaboratoryTestResult form should be transferred directly to the:
• COVID19 Laboratory Test Result Database
• Prescribing general practitioner, or
• Physician responsible for the Globaal Medisch Dossier (GMD) / Dossier Médical Global (DMG), If patient has one.

The transfer methods available for the message LaboratoryTestPrescription form are described in the "Technical guidelinses".