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Orders and Observations Work GroupMaturity Level: N/AStandards Status: InformativeCompartments: Device, Encounter, Patient, Practitioner, RelatedPerson

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Example of an encoded BMD measurements of left femur (id = "bmd")

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<Observation xmlns=""><!--         BMD measurements of left femur encoded as an observation for example purposes.
           --><id value="bmd"/> 
  <text> <status value="generated"/> <div xmlns=""><p> <b> Generated Narrative with Details</b> </p> <p> <b> id</b> : bmd</p> <p> <b> status</b> : final</p> <p> <b> code</b> : BMD - Left Femur <span> (Details : {LOINC code '24701-5' = 'Femur DXA Bone density', given as 'Femur DXA Bone
           density'})</span> </p> <p> <b> subject</b> : <a> Patient/pat2</a> </p> <p> <b> performer</b> : <a> Acme Imaging Diagnostics</a> </p> <p> <b> value</b> : 0.887 g/cm²<span>  (Details: UCUM code g/cm-2 = 'g/cm-2')</span> </p> <p> <b> bodySite</b> : Left Femur <span> (Details : {SNOMED CT code '71341001:272741003=7771000' = 'Femur where Laterality = Left)</span> </p> </div> </text> <status value="final"/> 
      <system value=""/> 
      <code value="24701-5"/> 
      <display value="Femur DXA Bone density"/> 
    <text value="BMD - Left Femur"/> 
    <reference value="Patient/pat2"/> 
  </subject> <!--         well, actually. this isn't the patient, but it'll do for now         --><performer> 
    <reference value="Organization/1832473e-2fe0-452d-abe9-3cdb9879522f"/> 
    <display value="Acme Imaging Diagnostics"/> 
    <value value="0.887"/> 
    <unit value="g/cm²"/> 
    <system value=""/> 
    <code value="g/cm-2"/> 
      <system value=""/> 
      <code value="71341001:272741003=7771000"/> <!--   example of a post coordinated term   --></coding> <text value="Left Femur"/> 

Usage note: every effort has been made to ensure that the examples are correct and useful, but they are not a normative part of the specification.