This standard details the structure of electronic messages for Pathology and Radiology orders and results. It is based on HL7 version 2.4.
This standard provides consistent data definitions and includes the data segments and data elements that are mandatory (required), optional or conditional (required, based on a condition), together with a commentary and relevant notes for usage in the New Zealand health environment.
This standard should be read in conjunction with HISO 10008.1:2015 Pathology and Radiology Implementation Guide, which provides assistance and guidance for implementers.
In April 2021, a minor change was applied to the XCN data type in the standard. This change provides the ability for a facility identifier to be included in a message when results are copied to someone other than the requester.