UPDATE 08.03.2021: New message "LaboratoryTestResultVariants" available, Minor changes LaboratoryTestPrescription and LaboratoryTestResult

Dear ICT service provider of Belgian hospitals, laboratories, GP's and Triage posts,

On request of the Interfederal Committee "Testing and Contact Tracing" the definition of the messages LaboratoryTestPrescription, and LaboratoryTestResult, have been update with some minor changes. These changes are described below.

Also, clinical biologists and the Interfederal Risk Assessment Group acknowledge the increasing importance of the registration of mutations and variants of the SARS-coronavirus-2 reference strain EPI_ISL_402124. Therefore, a new message "LaboratoryTestResultVariants" was created. Implementation of this message is only needed for laboratories that execute tests targeting mutations and variants of the SARS-coronavirus-2 reference strain EPI_ISL_402124.

As an ICT service provider of Belgian hospitals, laboratories, GP's and Triage posts you are kindly asked to implement these changes as soon as possible and no later than 31.03.2021.

Changes:

LaboratoryTestPrescription: changes

  • "MessageType": field added
  • "CollectivityIdentificationNumber": field added
  • "SpecimenMaterial1": field added
  • "SpecimenMaterial2": field added
  • "SpecimenMaterial3": field added

The updated definition of the message LaboratoryTestPrescription can be found here. The translation of the new variables can be found here.

Updated examples of the message are available in csv and json.

LaboratoryTestResult: changes

  • "MessageType": field added
  • "CoronaTestPrescriptionCode": extra "mandatory" condition
  • "SpecimenMaterial1": field added
  • "ResultFlag1": field added
  • "SpecimenMaterial2": field added
  • "ResultFlag2": field added
  • "SpecimenMaterial3": field added
  • "ResultFlag3": field added
  • valueset "TestCodeCodelist": 4 ReTAM/LOINC values added (32770, 32771, 32972, 96741-4)

The updated definition of the message LaboratoryTestResult can be found here. The translation of the new variables can be found here.

Updated examples of the message are available in csv and json.

LaboratoryTestResultVariants: new message

The description of the message “ LaboratoryTestResultVariants” as well as examples in csv and json format can be found on the page https://covid19lab.healthdata.be/laboratorytestresultvariants.

In compiling this message, the previous implementations of the message “LaboratoryTestResult” was taken into account: with a few exceptions, elements from this existing message were used.

Implementation of this message is only needed for laboratories that execute tests targeting mutations and variants of the SARS-coronavirus-2 reference strain EPI_ISL_402124.


The partners of the COVID-19 Test and Tracing in Belgium would like to thank you for this extra effort.

More information about COVID-19 Test and Tracing strategy in Belgium is also available at: