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 Lab Request (eCoC) sent from LSPECS.
The header file schema was extended in December 2020. The extended schema applies to ESdat Laboratory Data Formats 2e and 4. Key changes are:
The date the Laboratory report was issued.
A Client Project ID as indicated on the electronic Request..
Valid values are "Preliminary" and "Final". This allows ESdat users to know if a lab report imported into ESdat is preliminary or the final report.
The primary organisation the results are sent to. Often issued files are forwarded to clients or other organisations and this information allows the initial main receiving organisation of the data to be known.
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.
Comments made about the lab report, often made by the lab signatory.
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.