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This is an Australian localisation of the international HL7 V2 Standard covering the laboratory/diagnostics result reporting and laboratory/radiology ordering and referral messaging.
"Diagnostics" covers non laboratory reporting including reporting of diagnostic imaging and non referral related clinical reporting (for example: echocardiography, respiratory function, endoscopy, stress testing, sleep studies).
The term pathology in Australia covers all aspects of laboratory medicine including clinical and anatomical pathology domains.
This document and the specifications in it supersede those in AS 4700.2-2012 - Implementation of Health Level Seven (HL7) Version 2.4 - Pathology and diagnostic imaging (diagnostics) and HB 262 (Rev)-2012 - Guidelines for messaging between diagnostic providers and health service providers, and AS 4700.6-2006 Implementation of Health Level Seven (HL7) Version 2.4 Part 6: Referral, discharge and health record messaging.