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.

IMPORTANT: This message CANNOT be used to report the results of a secondary test or analysis for Variants of Concern. The message "LaboratoryTestResult" always precedes a COVID-19 "LaboratoryTestResultVariants" message (available since 01/03/2021, in use as of 31.03.2021), either by the same laboratory or by another laboratory.


UPDATE (dd. 02.03.2021, effective 31.03.2021) of message LaboratoryTestResult

On request of the Interfederal Committee "Testing and Contact Tracing" the definition of the message LaboratoryTestResult, has been update on 02.03.2021 with some minor changes. These changes are effective as of 31.03.2021.

A. Content of the message

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

VARIABLESDESCRIPTIONInstructions
MessageType Type of COVID-19 message.Default value "2"
Mandatory;
(Update 01.03.2021: NEW FIELD).
PatientIdentificationNumberPatient NISS identification number.Format NISS: 11 numbers;
Web service ConsultRn (NL / FR)
Validation: modulo97;
Mandatory;
FirstNamesPatThe person’s official first names.Text;
Mandatory IF no NISS.
LastNamePatThe person’s official last name.Text;
Mandatory IF no NISS.
StreetStreet name of the address.Text;
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 address.Text;
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 sex.Use valueset SexCodelist;
Single select choice;
Mandatory IF no NISS.
TelephoneNumberMobilePat The patient's mobile telephone number.Text;
Mandatory IF sample collection by laboratory.
TelephoneNumberLLPatThe patient's landline telephone number.Text;
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 number.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 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 admitted.Use valueset DepartmentSpecialtyCodelist;
Single select choice;
Optional (only for Hospital).
HealthProfessionalIdentificationNumberDmgThe health professional NIHDI identification number of the DMG / GMD (dossier médical global / Globaal medisch dossier) 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.Code has 16 alphanumerical positions (4 blocks of 4 positions: xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx);
Mandatory IF no NISS OR no NISS-BIS number is available AND the lab has a CTPC code (Update 01/03/2021);
Mandatory IF sample collection by laboratory AND IF patient received a CoronaTestPrescriptionCode.
CollectionDateTime1The date and the time at which the material was collected.Format 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.
SpecimenMaterial1SpecimenMaterial describes the material obtained.Use valueset "SpecimenMaterialCodelist";
Single select field;
Mandatory;
(update 02.03.2021: NEW FIELD).
TestCode1The code of the executed test.Use valueset "TestCodeCodelist";
Single select field;
Mandatory.
TestDateTime1The date and the time at which the test was carried out.Format for DateTime should be "YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm:ss" ;
Mandatory.
TestResult1The test result.Use valueset "CVTestResultCodelist";
Single select field;
Mandatory.
ResultFlag1Attention codes indicating whether the result of a quantitative test is above or below certain reference values.Use valueset "ResultFlagsCodelistLTR"; Single value field;
Optional;
(Update 01.03.2021: NEW FIELD).
TestId1Unique Identification number of the executed test. This code is unique per executed test. (Update 18.03.2021)Text;
Mandatory.
CollectionDateTime2The date and the time at which the material was collected.Format 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.
SpecimenMaterial2SpecimenMaterial describes the material obtained.Use valueset "SpecimenMaterialCodelist";
Single select field;
It is optional to report a second test in one message, but if a second test is reported, SpecimenMaterial2 is an mandatory field;
(update 02.03.2021: NEW FIELD)
TestCode2The code of the executed test.Use 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 out.Format 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, TestDateTime2 is a mandatory field.
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.
ResultFlag2Attention codes indicating whether the result of a quantitative test is above or below certain reference values.Use valueset "ResultFlagsCodelistLTR"; Single value field;
Optional;
(Update 01.03.2021: NEW FIELD).
TestId2Unique Identification number of the executed test. This code is unique per executed test. (Update 18.03.2021) 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 collected.Format for DateTime should be "YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm:ss";
It is optional to report a third test in one message, but if a third test is reported, CollectionDateTime3 is a mandatory field.
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 third test is reported, SpecimenId3 is an optional field.
SpecimenMaterial3SpecimenMaterial describes the material obtained.Use valueset "SpecimenMaterialCodelist";
Single select field;
It is optional to report a third test in one message, but if a third test is reported, SpecimenMaterial3 is an mandatory field;
(update 02.03.2021: NEW FIELD).
TestCode3The code of the executed test.Use valueset "TestCodeCodelist";
Single select field ;
It is optional to report a third test in one message, but if a third test is reported, TestCode3 is a mandatory field.
TestDateTime3The date and the time at which the test was carried out.Format for DateTime should be "YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm:ss";
It is optional to report a third test in one message, but if a third test is reported, TestDateTime3 is a mandatory field.
TestResult3The test result.Use valueset "CVTestResultCodelist".
Single select field.
It is optional to report a third test in one message, but if a third test is reported, TestResult3 is a mandatory field.
ResultFlag3Attention codes indicating whether the result of a quantitative test is above or below certain reference values.Use valueset "ResultFlagsCodelistLTR"; Single value field;
Optional;
(Update 01.03.2021: NEW FIELD).
TestId3Unique Identification number of the executed test. This code is unique per executed test. (Update 18.03.2021) Text;
It is optional to report a third test in one message, but if a third 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 LaboratoryTestResult form are described in the "Technical guidelines".