ESdat Header File

The ESdat Laboratory Report header file is a small xml file that contains information about the Laboratory Report.  It allows Laboratory Reports to be automatically imported 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

A tool allowing laboratories to manually enter the required information and generate the Header file 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.

        
            <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> 
            <ESdat generated="2013-08-16T08:09:51.278+10:00"
                fileType="eLabResultsHeader"
                schemaVersion="1.0.1"
                xmlns="http://www.escis.com.au/2013/XML">
		<LabReport Lab_Report_Number="LR04927" 
                    Date_Reported="2011-05-16" 
                    Project_ID="ClientsProjectNumber" 
                    Project_Number="LabProjectNumber" 
                    Lab_Contact_Email="lab contact email for an error notification" 
                    Lab_Name="Lab1" 
                    Lab_Signatory="John Brown">
                    <Associated_Files xmlns="http://www.escis.com.au/2013/XML/LabReport"/>
                    <Copies_Sent_To xmlns="http://www.escis.com.au/2013/XML/LabReport"/>
                    <eCoCs xmlns="http://www.escis.com.au/2013/XML/LabReport">
                        <eCoC CoC_Number="Test MR 1 for_Lab1_22/10/2012">
                            <Lab_Requests> 
                                <Lab_Request  Number="1" Version="1"/>
                            </Lab_Requests>
                        </eCoC>
                    </eCoCs>
                </LabReport>
            </ESdat>
        
    

Definitions

Date Reported The date the Laboratory report was issued.
Project_ID A Client Project ID as indicated on the electronic Request..
Project_Number A Laboratory Project Number.
Lab_Contact_Email Error reports will be sent to this email as well as to the sending email
Lab_Name Free text, the name of the laboratory.
Lab_Signatory The Laboratory contact who has signed off on the results.
Associated Files A list of all the files that accompany this file. Optional.
Copies_Sent_To A list of people who have been sent these results. Optional.
COC_Number 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.

XML Schema Documentation

View XSD file schema reference