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Example OperationDefinition/SpecimenDefinition-apply (Narrative)

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This is the narrative for the resource. See also the XML, JSON or Turtle format.

Note that this is the formal definition for the apply operation as an OperationDefinition on SpecimenDefinition. See the Operation documentation

URL: [base]/SpecimenDefinition/$apply

URL: [base]/SpecimenDefinition/[id]/$apply



The specimen definition to be applied. If the operation is invoked at the instance level, this parameter is not allowed; if the operation is invoked at the type level, this parameter is required


The subject(s) that is/are the target of the Specimen instance to be created. The subject may be a Patient, Group, Device, Substance or Location. Subjects provided in this parameter will be resolved as the subject of the Specimen based on the type of the subject. If multiple subjects of the same type are provided, the behavior is implementation-defined


The practitioner (or practitioner role) that is collecting the specimen


The type of user initiating the request, e.g. patient, healthcare provider, or specific type of healthcare provider (physician, nurse, etc.)


Preferred language of the person using the system


The task the system user is performing, e.g. laboratory results review, medication list review, etc. This information can be used to tailor decision support outputs, such as recommended information resources


The current setting of the request (inpatient, outpatient, etc.)


Additional detail about the setting of the request, if any


The Specimen resource that is the result of applying the specimen definition

The result of this operation is a Specimen resource based on the definition of the specimen as described in the SpecimenDefinition resource and the supplied parameters.



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.