ESdat Header File
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
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
Lab_Contact_Email="lab contact email for an error notification"
<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.
||Error reports will be sent to this email as well as to the sending email
||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