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This page is part of the Observations of notifiable communicable infectious diseases (v1.2.0: Release) based on FHIR (HL7® FHIR® Standard) R4. This is the current published version. For a full list of available versions, see the Directory of published versions

FHIR Document (Bundle)

The CH ELM exchange format is defined as a document type that corresponds to a Bundle as a FHIR resource. A Bundle has a list of entries. The first entry is the Composition, in which all contained entries are then referenced.

The exchange format defines the FHIR document for reporting to the FOPH so that one document per organism per patient is submitted.

Fig. 2: Laboratory Report

Fig. 2: Laboratory Report

Each CH ELM document requires

  • a Composition resource with the metadata for the document
  • a DiagnosticReport resource indicating for which organism the report is

Here you will find an overview of the resources and their references to each other for which profiles are defined to represent the CH ELM laboratory report.

Examples and Profiles

The profile CH ELM Document is a generic profile for all types of laboratory reports.

Here are examples of laboratory reports for different organisms that have different requirements (see also use case (DE) or guidance):

  • Neisseria Gonorrhoeae: JSON, XML
    • Neisseria gonorrhoeae - Broker Szenario: JSON, XML
  • Chlamydia trachomatis: JSON, XML
  • Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE): JSON, XML
  • Campylobacter spp.: JSON, XML
  • Treponema pallidum: JSON, XML
  • Influenza: JSON, XML