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  2. OTHER-2530

SfCU for laboratories (US Realm)

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    • Resolution: Not Persuasive with Modification
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    • Cross Paradigm Gender Harmony - Sex and Gender Representation (OTHER)
    • 1.0.0-ballot
    • Terminology Infrastructure
    • STU
    • Introduction to V2 [deprecated]
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      Add text to the cross-paradigm IG to the effect of:

      Existing integrations (either with or without clearly documented implementation profiles) are not automatically impacted by updates to the underlying base standard. That is, new concepts or approaches documented in later standards, are not expected to automatically be adopted by existing integrations. Trading partners always have the option to adopt new standards as needed by their use case requirements.

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      Add text to the cross-paradigm IG to the effect of: Existing integrations (either with or without clearly documented implementation profiles) are not automatically impacted by updates to the underlying base standard. That is, new concepts or approaches documented in later standards, are not expected to automatically be adopted by existing integrations. Trading partners always have the option to adopt new standards as needed by their use case requirements.
    • Carol Macumber / MaryKay McDaniel : 5-0-0
    • Clarification
    • Non-substantive

      In the US, laboratory results are used in 70% of medical decisions according to the CDC:  "Each year, 70% of medical decisions depend on 14 billion laboratory tests [Ready? Set? Test! Patient Testing is Important. Get the Right Results. | CDC|https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.cdc.gov/csels/dls/lcn/ready-set-test-campaign.html__;!!BS-MXwIi!F1Db27pbVK91rEm2qRH8iJnTQYfj3kP2QptqqHjnnMmg3vxnj7zIDZynzoWb874CiORJ4zunWMIGDE_s2qgn3cioLKFNlRg$]"

      Laboratory results are integral to providing quality patient care.  The premise of the Sex for Clinical Use (SfCU) concept is an industry path forward, however there must be alternative solutions in the interim.{}

      US Realm laboratories are subject to the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA).  "Sex" (singular) is required by CLIA to be included in a laboratory test request, per §493.1241(c)(3), even if there are multiple tests ordered §493.1241(c)(4).

      (3) The sex and age or date of birth of the patient. 

      (4) The test(s) to be performed.

      Laboratories have used HL7 V2 for decades which supports a single value:  PID-8 'Sex' until V2.4 in 2000 HL7 relabeled to "Administrative Sex".

      It would be a substantive change requiring significant development by laboratories to support SfCU at the order (or result) level.  This change is not backwardly compatible with prior versions of HL7 as it directly and materially affects the use of the HL7 Version 2 standard for laboratories.  ANSI 2022 Essential Requirements, Annex A: Definitions, Substantive Change: A substantive change in a proposed American National Standard is one that directly and materially affects the use of the standard. Examples of substantive changes are below: - "shall" to "should" or "should" to "shall"; - addition, deletion or revision of requirements, regardless of the number of changes; - addition of mandatory compliance with referenced standards

      {}Please add language to the V2 Introduction (and other appropriate sections); suggested text:  "Local jurisdictions, regulatory requirements, or Business Associate agreements may necessitate an alternative solution to communicate the patient's genetic "sex for clinical use" for the purpose of laboratory tests and results."  

            RikiM Ulrike Merrick
            f_hall Freida Hall
            Freida Hall
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