ESdat Header File
ESdat Laboratory Report header file is a small xml file that contains information about the Laboratory Report, and the key related data on the request.
It allows Laboratory Reports automatically consolidated into Projects or to be matched to a eRequest (eCoC) sent from LSPECS. Laboratories can choose to auto-generate the Header file from their LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System).
The “Project_ID” and “SDG/COC Number” will need to match the values provided by the client when submitting their
paper Chain or Custody or electronic Laboratory Request (eCoC).
Populating the Header file without a LIMS
EScIS has a tool allowing laboratories to enter the required information, which will generate the Header file for them. This is available at http://www.esdat.net/Lab_Report_Header.aspx.
Generating the Header file from a LIMS
Laboratories can choose to auto-generate the Header file from their LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System).
A xsd file “eLabReport.xsd” is available here.
A sample xml file "eLabReport_sample.xml" is available here.
A validation tool for the xml files can be downloaded here.
The content of an xml file with example data is as below.
Values in yellow will vary by
laboratory report. Attributes in orange
are optional, and are only applicable if the laboratory report is to be matched
against an eCoC request from LSPECS:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<eCoC CoC_Number="Test MR 1 for_Lab1_22/10/2012">
<Lab_Request Number="1" Version="1"/>
||The date the Laboratory report was issued.
||A Client Project ID as indicated on the electronic Request..
||A Laboratory Project Number.
||Free text, the name of the laboratory.
||The Laboratory contact who has signed off on the results.
||A list of all the files that accompany this file. Optional.
||A list of people who have been sent these results. Optional.
||The SDG/COC Number indicated on the electronic Request.
|Laboratory Request Number
||As indicated on the electronic Request. The Laboratory Request Number will typically be 1, unless a client makes a request for additional analyses against the same Samples.
|Laboratory Request Version
||As indicated on the electronic Request. The Laboratory Request Version will typically be 1, unless a client has made a mistake and wishes to alter the request.
View XSD file schema reference