Quest EDI: Electronic Data Interchange – Results Delivered Electronically
We’ve made changes to how we report some items for Quest EDI.
Quest provides EDI as an HL7 report. The OBX segment in the HL7 data file reports substances and their results. Technically the OBX is referred to as the “Observation Segment.” Some Quest OBX segments report values for items such as Hair Source, Specimen information, Patient Phone Number, etc.
Some of these Observed values do not fit into the standard reporting paradigm for substances; some observed values report qualitative results Negative or Positive and OBX segments report quantitative, or numeric values for levels of the drug that was detected.
DTNet now takes some OBX values and reports them in the Lab Notes.
For example, consider the following 3 OBX segments:
OBX|2|TX|^^^70025^SPECIMEN SUBMITTED||HAIR RECD ON URINE CCF
OBX|3|TX|^^^70026^TEST(S) ORDERED||VERIFY ACCOUNT AND PANEL TO RUN
The observations noted above will report in the Lab Notes section of the data record as:
HAIR SOURCE: HEAD
SPECIMEN SUBMITTED: HAIR RECD ON URINE CCF
TEST(S) ORDERED: VERIFY ACCOUNT AND PANEL TO RUN