Presentation of results in laboratory reports


International recommendations on presentation of laboratory results

Communication principles


Presentation of laboratory report results

Various presentations of laboratory report results exist.


 The core and generic description of a laboratory result contains information about:

  • System: A part of the patient that contains a component
  • Component: An object of interest that is characterised
  • Kind-of-property: A characteristic that describes the property of a component in a system
  • Measurement Unit (when relevant): A corresponding quantity/reference to a kind-of-property that ensures possibilities of comparison and a meaning of a result

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