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Observationdefinition-example.json

Orders and Observations Work GroupMaturity Level: N/AStandards Status: InformativeCompartments: Not linked to any defined compartments

Raw JSON (canonical form + also see JSON Format Specification)

Example of observationdefinition

{
  "resourceType": "ObservationDefinition",
  "id": "example",
  "text": {
    "status": "generated",
    "div": "<div xmlns=\"http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml\"><p><b>Generated Narrative</b></p><div><p>Resource &quot;example&quot; </p></div><p><b>status</b>: active</p><p><b>category</b>: Laboratory <span> (<a>Observation Category Codes</a>#laboratory)</span></p><p><b>code</b>: Albumin/Protein.total in Serum or Plasma by Electrophoresis <span> (<a>LOINC</a>#13980-8)</span></p><p><b>permittedDataType</b>: Quantity</p><p><b>multipleResultsAllowed</b>: false</p><p><b>method</b>: Total measurement <span> (<a>SNOMED CT</a>#115341008)</span></p><p><b>preferredReportName</b>: Serum albumin/​Protein total</p><h3>QuantitativeDetails</h3><table><tr><td>-</td><td><b>Unit</b></td><td><b>DecimalPrecision</b></td></tr><tr><td>*</td><td>% <span> (<a>UCUM</a>#%)</span></td><td>0</td></tr></table><blockquote><p><b>qualifiedValue</b></p><p><b>context</b>: Normal Range <span> (<a>Observation Reference Range Meaning Codes</a>#normal)</span></p><p><b>rangeCategory</b>: reference</p><p><b>range</b>: 50-?</p></blockquote><blockquote><p><b>qualifiedValue</b></p><p><b>context</b>: Normal Range <span> (<a>Observation Reference Range Meaning Codes</a>#normal)</span></p><p><b>rangeCategory</b>: critical</p><p><b>range</b>: ?-40</p></blockquote></div>"
  },
  "status": "active",
  "category": [
    {
      "coding": [
        {
          "system": "http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/observation-category",
          "code": "laboratory"
        }
      ]
    }
  ],
  "code": {
    "coding": [
      {
        "system": "http://loinc.org",
        "code": "13980-8",
        "display": "Albumin/Protein.total in Serum or Plasma by Electrophoresis"
      }
    ]
  },
  "permittedDataType": [
    "Quantity"
  ],
  "multipleResultsAllowed": false,
  "method": {
    "coding": [
      {
        "system": "http://snomed.info/sct",
        "code": "115341008",
        "display": "Total measurement"
      }
    ]
  },
  "preferredReportName": "Serum albumin/​Protein total",
  "quantitativeDetails": {
    "unit": {
      "coding": [
        {
          "system": "http://unitsofmeasure.org",
          "code": "%",
          "display": "%"
        }
      ]
    },
    "decimalPrecision": 0
  },
  "qualifiedValue": [
    {
      "context": {
        "coding": [
          {
            "system": "http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/referencerange-meaning",
            "code": "normal",
            "display": "Normal Range"
          }
        ]
      },
      "rangeCategory": "reference",
      "range": {
        "low": {
          "value": 50
        }
      }
    },
    {
      "context": {
        "coding": [
          {
            "system": "http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/referencerange-meaning",
            "code": "normal",
            "display": "Normal Range"
          }
        ]
      },
      "rangeCategory": "critical",
      "range": {
        "high": {
          "value": 40
        }
      }
    }
  ]
}

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.