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Unified Test List version 0.2 released - October 2019

In our June 2019 Newsletter we informed you that a human readable version of the Unified Test list (V 0.13) had been published on our Pathology and Diagnostics collaboration site.

The UTL was also published as part of the biannual SNOMED CT release on TRUD as a technical refset artefact for download. (note: not available as a separate download). This was available to TRUD subscribers as part of the 1/6/2019 (27.0) biannual release.

(Refset ID: 999004541000000101 UTL (Unified Test List) result observables simple reference set)

Since this last update we have refined our approach to developing the UTL:

Using the Trusts test lists that have been kindly provided, we have identified a pattern of information for blood sciences, aligned with information required for the Data Model and in this release cycle have been adding new content by category e.g. amino acids, sugars and ratios.

We have also been focussing on other improvements in the background to increase the scale of output going forward

We are pleased to announce that the human readable October 2019 release of the UTL is now available to view on the UTL page of our collaborative workspace here

As mentioned  in our September newsletter we have also now published the UTL as a  Pathology and Laboratory Medicine SNOMED CT RF2 beta extension module on TRUD  

alongside the main UK SNOMED CT Edition to enable access to the codes that you need and allow more frequent releases as required.

Feedback, comments and questions on file format, actual content construction and coverage, and also on the content model are all most welcome and we will happily work with you on improving specific aspects of the product.

We have established a discussion forum with separate threads on the UTL page of the Pathology and Diagnostics collaboration site  to collect general feedback and questions on the UTL release as a whole.

Note: The Discussion forum requires users to register for an account with us in order to be able to contribute to the discussions .To do so, please email pathologyanddiagnostics@nhs.net with an access request.

If you would like to send feedback to us directly without registering for the forum you can also contact us via our mailbox: pathologyanddiagnostics@nhs.net.

In addition to the above we are also trialling a mechanism to allow users to easily send feedback or questions to us on a specific UTL concept, via a link on each item in the downloadable HTML-format review copy of the UTL. Please download the 0.2 review file from the Pathology and Diagnostics collaboration space and use the “feedback link” displayed against each line item in the HTML documents within the review package zip file.

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