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Defining your Diagnostic Catalog

A diagnostic catalog contains all the pertinent information about the diagnostic services you provide, including your analytes, reference ranges, panels, specimen requirements, and laboratory procedures.


LOINC (Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes) was established with the intention of defining a universal standard for identifying clinical data in electronic reports. The overall scope of LOINC is anything you can test, measure, or observe about a patient.

Observation Reference Ranges

In on our previous guide about creating diagnostic services catalog, we described the importance of the ObservationDefinition resource for storing metadata about the Observations produced by the test. This metadata is not just for ensuring data correctness, but also a key component in assisting providers with data interpretation.