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The official URL for this profile is:

http://hl7.org/fhir/StructureDefinition/triglyceride

Triglyceride Result

This profile was published on Sat, May 12, 2012 00:00+1000 00:00+0000 as a draft by Grahame Grieve.

Description of Profiles, Differentials, Snapshots, and how the XML and JSON presentations work .

This structure is derived from Observation .

Summary

Mandatory: 3 elements
Must-Support: 5 elements
Prohibited: 6 elements

This structure is derived from Observation .

Name Flags Card. Type Description & Constraints doco
. . Observation 1..1 Observation Triglyceride Result
. . . code S 1..1 CodeableConcept Triglyceride
Required Pattern: At least the following
. . . . coding 1..* Coding Code defined by a terminology system
Fixed Value: (complex)
. . . . . system 1..1 uri Identity of the terminology system
Fixed Value: http://loinc.org
. . . . . code 1..1 code Symbol in syntax defined by the system
Fixed Value: 35217-9
. . . . . display 1..1 string Representation defined by the system
Fixed Value: Triglyceride [Moles/​volume] in Serum or Plasma
. . . valueQuantity S 0..1 Quantity Triglyceride value
. . . interpretation S 0..1 CodeableConcept + | ++ | +++ | - | -- | ---
. . . referenceRange S 1..1 BackboneElement Provides guide for interpretation
. . . . low 0 .. 0
. . . . high 1..1 SimpleQuantity High Range, if relevant
. . . . type 0 .. 0
. . . . appliesTo 0 .. 0
. . . . age 0 .. 0
. . . hasMember 0 .. 0
. . . derivedFrom 0 .. 0

doco Documentation for this format
Name Flags Card. Type Description & Constraints doco
. . Observation I 1..1 Observation Triglyceride Result
. . . id Σ 0..1 string id Logical id of this artifact
. . . meta Σ I 0..1 Meta Metadata about the resource
. . . implicitRules ?! Σ I 0..1 uri A set of rules under which this content was created
. . . language I 0..1 code Language of the resource content
Binding: Common Languages ( preferred )
Max Binding: All Languages
. . . text I 0..1 Narrative Text summary of the resource, for human interpretation
. . . contained 0..* Resource Contained, inline Resources
. . . extension I 0..* Extension Additional content defined by implementations
. . . modifierExtension ?! I 0..* Extension Extensions that cannot be ignored
. . . identifier Σ I 0..* Identifier Business Identifier for observation
. . . basedOn Σ I 0..* Reference ( CarePlan | DeviceRequest | ImmunizationRecommendation | MedicationRequest | NutritionOrder | ServiceRequest ) Fulfills plan, proposal or order
. . . partOf Σ I 0..* Reference ( MedicationAdministration | MedicationDispense | MedicationStatement MedicationUsage | Procedure | Immunization | ImagingStudy ) Part of referenced event
. . . status ?! Σ I 1..1 code registered | preliminary | final | amended +
Binding: ObservationStatus ( required )
. . . category I 0..* CodeableConcept Classification of type of observation
Binding: Observation Category Codes ( preferred )
. . . code S Σ I 1..1 CodeableConcept Triglyceride
Binding: LOINC Codes ( example )
Required Pattern: At least the following
. . . . id 0..1 string Unique id for inter-element referencing
. . . . extension 0..* Extension Additional content defined by implementations
. . . . coding 1..* Coding Code defined by a terminology system
Fixed Value: (complex)
. . . . . id 0..1 string Unique id for inter-element referencing
. . . . . extension 0..* Extension Additional content defined by implementations
. . . . . system 1..1 uri Identity of the terminology system
Fixed Value: http://loinc.org
. . . . . version 0..1 string Version of the system - if relevant
. . . . . code 1..1 code Symbol in syntax defined by the system
Fixed Value: 35217-9
. . . . . display 1..1 string Representation defined by the system
Fixed Value: Triglyceride [Moles/​volume] in Serum or Plasma
. . . . . userSelected 0..1 boolean If this coding was chosen directly by the user
. . . . text 0..1 string Plain text representation of the concept
. . . subject Σ I 0..1 Reference ( Patient | Group | Device | Location ) Who and/or what the observation is about
. . . focus Σ I 0..* Reference ( Resource ) What the observation is about, when it is not about the subject of record
. . . encounter Σ I 0..1 Reference ( Encounter ) Healthcare event during which this observation is made
. . . effective[x] Σ I 0..1 Clinically relevant time/time-period for observation
. . . . effectiveDateTime dateTime
. . . . effectivePeriod Period
. . . . effectiveTiming Timing
. . . . effectiveInstant instant
. . . issued Σ I 0..1 instant Date/Time this version was made available
. . . performer Σ I 0..* Reference ( Practitioner | PractitionerRole | Organization | CareTeam | Patient | RelatedPerson ) Who is responsible for the observation
. . . value[x] Σ I 0 .. 1 (Slice Definition) Actual result
Slice: Unordered, Closed by type:$this
. . . . value[x]:valueQuantity S Σ I 0..1 Quantity Triglyceride value
. . . dataAbsentReason I 0..1 CodeableConcept Why the result is missing
Binding: DataAbsentReason ( extensible )
. . . interpretation S I 0..1 CodeableConcept + | ++ | +++ | - | -- | ---
Binding: Observation Interpretation Codes ( extensible )
. . . note S I 0..* Annotation Comments about result
. . . bodySite I 0..1 CodeableConcept Observed body part
Binding: SNOMED CT Body Structures ( example )
. . . method I 0..1 CodeableConcept How it was done
Binding: Observation Methods ( example )
. . . specimen I 0..1 Reference ( Specimen ) Specimen used for this observation
. . . device I 0..1 Reference ( Device | DeviceMetric ) (Measurement) Device
. . . referenceRange S I 1..1 BackboneElement Provides guide for interpretation
. . . . id 0..1 string id Unique id for inter-element referencing
. . . . extension I 0..* Extension Additional content defined by implementations
. . . . modifierExtension ?! Σ I 0..* Extension Extensions that cannot be ignored even if unrecognized
. . . . high I 1..1 SimpleQuantity High Range, if relevant
. . . . text I 0..1 string Text based reference range in an observation
. . . component Σ I 0..* BackboneElement Component results
. . . . id 0..1 string id Unique id for inter-element referencing
. . . . extension I 0..* Extension Additional content defined by implementations
. . . . modifierExtension ?! Σ I 0..* Extension Extensions that cannot be ignored even if unrecognized
. . . . code Σ I 1..1 CodeableConcept Type of component observation (code / type)
Binding: LOINC Codes ( example )
. . . . value[x] Σ I 0..1 Actual component result
. . . . . valueQuantity Quantity
. . . . . valueCodeableConcept CodeableConcept
. . . . . valueString string
. . . . . valueBoolean boolean
. . . . . valueInteger integer
. . . . . valueRange Range
. . . . . valueRatio Ratio
. . . . . valueSampledData SampledData
. . . . . valueTime time
. . . . . valueDateTime dateTime
. . . . . valuePeriod Period
. . . . . valueAttachment Attachment
.... dataAbsentReason I 0..1 CodeableConcept Why the component result is missing
Binding: DataAbsentReason ( extensible )
. . . . interpretation I 0..* CodeableConcept High, low, normal, etc.
Binding: Observation Interpretation Codes ( extensible )
. . . . referenceRange I 0..* See referenceRange Unknown reference to #Observation.referenceRange Provides guide for interpretation of component result

doco Documentation for this format
<!-- Example Lipid Profile -->doco
<Observation xmlns="http://hl7.org/fhir"
>
  <!-- from Element: extension -->
 <</id>

 <id value="[id]"/><!-- 0..1 Logical id of this artifact -->

 <meta><!-- ?? 0..1 Meta Metadata about the resource --></meta>
 <implicitRules value="[uri]"/><!-- ?? 0..1 A set of rules under which this content was created -->
 <language value="[code]"/><!-- ?? 0..1 Language of the resource content   -->
 <text><!-- ?? 0..1 Narrative 
     Text summary of the resource, for human interpretation --></text>
 <</contained>

 <contained><!-- 0..* Resource Contained, inline Resources --></contained>

 <modifierExtension><!-- ?? 0..* Extension  Extensions that cannot be ignored  --></modifierExtension>
 <identifier><!-- ?? 0..* Identifier 
     Business Identifier for observation --></identifier>
 <basedOn><!-- ?? 0..* Reference(CarePlan) Fulfills plan, proposal or order --></basedOn>
 <partOf><!-- ?? 0..* Reference(MedicationAdministration) Part of referenced event --></partOf>
 <status value="[code]"/><!-- ?? 1..1 registered | preliminary | final | amended +   -->
 <category><!-- ?? 0..* CodeableConcept Classification of  type of observation   --></category>
 <code><!-- ?? 1..1 CodeableConcept Triglyceride   --></code>
 <subject><!-- ?? 0..1 Reference(Patient) 
     Who and/or what the observation is about --></subject>
 <focus><!-- ?? 0..* Reference(Resource) 
     What the observation is about, when it is not about the subject of record --></focus>
 <encounter><!-- ?? 0..1 Reference(Encounter) 
     Healthcare event during which this observation is made --></encounter>
 <effective[x]><!-- ?? 0..1 dateTime|Period|Timing|instant 
     Clinically relevant time/time-period for observation --></effective[x]>
 <issued value="[instant]"/><!-- ?? 0..1 Date/Time this version was made available -->
 <performer><!-- ?? 0..* Reference(Practitioner) 
     Who is responsible for the observation --></performer>
 <-- valueQuantity sliced by type:$this  in the specified orderClosed-->
 <valueQuantity><!-- ?? 0..1 Quantity Triglyceride value --></valueQuantity>
 <dataAbsentReason><!-- ?? 0..1 CodeableConcept Why the result is missing   --></dataAbsentReason>
 <interpretation><!-- ?? 0..1 CodeableConcept + | ++ | +++ | - | -- | ---   --></interpretation>
 <note><!-- ?? 0..* Annotation Comments about result --></note>
 <bodySite><!-- ?? 0..1 CodeableConcept Observed body part   --></bodySite>
 <method><!-- ?? 0..1 CodeableConcept How it was done   --></method>
 <specimen><!-- ?? 0..1 Reference(Specimen) Specimen used for this observation --></specimen>
 <device><!-- ?? 0..1 Reference(Device) (Measurement) Device --></device>
 <

 <referenceRange> ?? 1..1 BackboneElement  <!-- ?? 1..1 Provides guide for interpretation -->

  <modifierExtension><!-- ?? 0..* Extension  Extensions that cannot be ignored even if unrecognized  --></modifierExtension>
  <low><!-- ?? 0..0 Quantity 
      Low Range, if relevant --></low>
  <high><!-- ?? 1..1 Quantity 
      High Range, if relevant --></high>
  <type><!-- ?? 0..0 CodeableConcept Reference range qualifier   --></type>
  <appliesTo><!-- ?? 0..0 CodeableConcept Reference range population   --></appliesTo>
  <age><!-- ?? 0..0 Range 
      Applicable age range, if relevant --></age>
  <text value="[string]"/><!-- ?? 0..1 Text based reference range in an observation -->
 </referenceRange>
 <hasMember><!-- ?? 0..0 Reference(Observation) 
     Related resource that belongs to the Observation group --></hasMember>
 <derivedFrom><!-- ?? 0..0 Reference(DocumentReference) 
     Related measurements the observation is made from --></derivedFrom>
 <

 <component> ?? 0..* BackboneElement  <!-- ?? 0..* Component results -->

  <modifierExtension><!-- ?? 0..* Extension  Extensions that cannot be ignored even if unrecognized  --></modifierExtension>
  <code><!-- ?? 1..1 CodeableConcept Type of component observation (code / type)   --></code>
  <value[x]><!-- ?? 0..1 Quantity|CodeableConcept|string|
    

    boolean|integer|Range|Ratio|SampledData|time|dateTime|Period|Attachment 
      Actual component result --></value[x]>
  <dataAbsentReason><!-- ?? 0..1 CodeableConcept Why the component result is missing   --></dataAbsentReason>
  <interpretation><!-- ?? 0..* CodeableConcept High, low, normal, etc.   --></interpretation>
  <referenceRange><!-- See #Observation.referenceRange  Provides guide for interpretation of component result --></referenceRange>
 </component>
</Observation>
{ // Example Lipid Profile
  // from Element: extension
    "meta" : { Meta }, // C?Metadata about the resource
    "implicitRules" : "<uri>", // C?A set of rules under which this content was created
    "language" : "<code>", // C?Language of the resource content
    "text" : { Narrative }, // C?Text summary of the resource, for human interpretation
    "

    "contained" : [{ Resource }], //Contained, inline Resources

    "modifierExtension" : [{ Extension }], // C?Extensions that cannot be ignored
    "identifier" : [{ Identifier }], // C?Business Identifier for observation
    "basedOn" : [{ Reference(CarePlan) }], // C?Fulfills plan, proposal or order
    "partOf" : [{ Reference(MedicationAdministration) }], // C?Part of referenced event
    "status" : "<code>", // C? R! registered | preliminary | final | amended +
    "category" : [{ CodeableConcept }], // C?Classification of  type of observation
    "code" : { CodeableConcept }, // C? R! Triglyceride
    "subject" : { Reference(Patient) }, // C?Who and/or what the observation is about
    "focus" : [{ Reference(Resource) }], // C?What the observation is about, when it is not about the subject of record
    "encounter" : { Reference(Encounter) }, // C?Healthcare event during which this observation is made
// value[x]: Clinically relevant time/time-period for observation. One of these 4:
    "effectiveDateTime" : "<dateTime>", // C?Clinically relevant time/time-period for observation
    "effectivePeriod" : { Period }, // C?Clinically relevant time/time-period for observation
    "effectiveTiming" : { Timing }, // C?Clinically relevant time/time-period for observation
    "effectiveInstant" : "<instant>", // C?Clinically relevant time/time-period for observation
    "issued" : "<instant>", // C?Date/Time this version was made available
    "performer" : [{ Reference(Practitioner) }], // C?Who is responsible for the observation
    "valueQuantity" : [ //  sliced by type:$this  in the specified order, Closed 
      { // Triglyceride value // C?
        // from Element: extension
      }
    ],
    "dataAbsentReason" : { CodeableConcept }, // C?Why the result is missing
    "interpretation" : { CodeableConcept }, // C?+ | ++ | +++ | - | -- | ---
    "note" : [{ Annotation }], // C?Comments about result
    "bodySite" : { CodeableConcept }, // C?Observed body part
    "method" : { CodeableConcept }, // C?How it was done
    "specimen" : { Reference(Specimen) }, // C?Specimen used for this observation
    "device" : { Reference(Device) }, // C?(Measurement) Device
    "
    "

    "referenceRange" : { BackboneElement }, // C? R! Provides guide for interpretation
    "component" : [{ BackboneElement }], // C?Component results

  }

This structure is derived from Observation .

Summary

Mandatory: 3 elements
Must-Support: 5 elements
Prohibited: 6 elements

Differential View

This structure is derived from Observation .

Name Flags Card. Type Description & Constraints doco
. . Observation 1..1 Observation Triglyceride Result
. . . code S 1..1 CodeableConcept Triglyceride
Required Pattern: At least the following
. . . . coding 1..* Coding Code defined by a terminology system
Fixed Value: (complex)
. . . . . system 1..1 uri Identity of the terminology system
Fixed Value: http://loinc.org
. . . . . code 1..1 code Symbol in syntax defined by the system
Fixed Value: 35217-9
. . . . . display 1..1 string Representation defined by the system
Fixed Value: Triglyceride [Moles/​volume] in Serum or Plasma
. . . valueQuantity S 0..1 Quantity Triglyceride value
. . . interpretation S 0..1 CodeableConcept + | ++ | +++ | - | -- | ---
. . . referenceRange S 1..1 BackboneElement Provides guide for interpretation
. . . . low 0 .. 0
. . . . high 1..1 SimpleQuantity High Range, if relevant
. . . . type 0 .. 0
. . . . appliesTo 0 .. 0
. . . . age 0 .. 0
. . . hasMember 0 .. 0
. . . derivedFrom 0 .. 0

doco Documentation for this format

Snapshot View

Name Flags Card. Type Description & Constraints doco
. . Observation I 1..1 Observation Triglyceride Result
. . . id Σ 0..1 string id Logical id of this artifact
. . . meta Σ I 0..1 Meta Metadata about the resource
. . . implicitRules ?! Σ I 0..1 uri A set of rules under which this content was created
. . . language I 0..1 code Language of the resource content
Binding: Common Languages ( preferred )
Max Binding: All Languages
. . . text I 0..1 Narrative Text summary of the resource, for human interpretation
. . . contained 0..* Resource Contained, inline Resources
. . . extension I 0..* Extension Additional content defined by implementations
. . . modifierExtension ?! I 0..* Extension Extensions that cannot be ignored
. . . identifier Σ I 0..* Identifier Business Identifier for observation
. . . basedOn Σ I 0..* Reference ( CarePlan | DeviceRequest | ImmunizationRecommendation | MedicationRequest | NutritionOrder | ServiceRequest ) Fulfills plan, proposal or order
. . . partOf Σ I 0..* Reference ( MedicationAdministration | MedicationDispense | MedicationStatement MedicationUsage | Procedure | Immunization | ImagingStudy ) Part of referenced event
. . . status ?! Σ I 1..1 code registered | preliminary | final | amended +
Binding: ObservationStatus ( required )
. . . category I 0..* CodeableConcept Classification of type of observation
Binding: Observation Category Codes ( preferred )
. . . code S Σ I 1..1 CodeableConcept Triglyceride
Binding: LOINC Codes ( example )
Required Pattern: At least the following
. . . . id 0..1 string Unique id for inter-element referencing
. . . . extension 0..* Extension Additional content defined by implementations
. . . . coding 1..* Coding Code defined by a terminology system
Fixed Value: (complex)
. . . . . id 0..1 string Unique id for inter-element referencing
. . . . . extension 0..* Extension Additional content defined by implementations
. . . . . system 1..1 uri Identity of the terminology system
Fixed Value: http://loinc.org
. . . . . version 0..1 string Version of the system - if relevant
. . . . . code 1..1 code Symbol in syntax defined by the system
Fixed Value: 35217-9
. . . . . display 1..1 string Representation defined by the system
Fixed Value: Triglyceride [Moles/​volume] in Serum or Plasma
. . . . . userSelected 0..1 boolean If this coding was chosen directly by the user
. . . . text 0..1 string Plain text representation of the concept
. . . subject Σ I 0..1 Reference ( Patient | Group | Device | Location ) Who and/or what the observation is about
. . . focus Σ I 0..* Reference ( Resource ) What the observation is about, when it is not about the subject of record
. . . encounter Σ I 0..1 Reference ( Encounter ) Healthcare event during which this observation is made
. . . effective[x] Σ I 0..1 Clinically relevant time/time-period for observation
. . . . effectiveDateTime dateTime
. . . . effectivePeriod Period
. . . . effectiveTiming Timing
. . . . effectiveInstant instant
. . . issued Σ I 0..1 instant Date/Time this version was made available
. . . performer Σ I 0..* Reference ( Practitioner | PractitionerRole | Organization | CareTeam | Patient | RelatedPerson ) Who is responsible for the observation
. . . value[x] Σ I 0 .. 1 (Slice Definition) Actual result
Slice: Unordered, Closed by type:$this
. . . . value[x]:valueQuantity S Σ I 0..1 Quantity Triglyceride value
. . . dataAbsentReason I 0..1 CodeableConcept Why the result is missing
Binding: DataAbsentReason ( extensible )
. . . interpretation S I 0..1 CodeableConcept + | ++ | +++ | - | -- | ---
Binding: Observation Interpretation Codes ( extensible )
. . . note S I 0..* Annotation Comments about result
. . . bodySite I 0..1 CodeableConcept Observed body part
Binding: SNOMED CT Body Structures ( example )
. . . method I 0..1 CodeableConcept How it was done
Binding: Observation Methods ( example )
. . . specimen I 0..1 Reference ( Specimen ) Specimen used for this observation
. . . device I 0..1 Reference ( Device | DeviceMetric ) (Measurement) Device
. . . referenceRange S I 1..1 BackboneElement Provides guide for interpretation
. . . . id 0..1 string id Unique id for inter-element referencing
. . . . extension I 0..* Extension Additional content defined by implementations
. . . . modifierExtension ?! Σ I 0..* Extension Extensions that cannot be ignored even if unrecognized
. . . . high I 1..1 SimpleQuantity High Range, if relevant
. . . . text I 0..1 string Text based reference range in an observation
. . . component Σ I 0..* BackboneElement Component results
. . . . id 0..1 string id Unique id for inter-element referencing
. . . . extension I 0..* Extension Additional content defined by implementations
. . . . modifierExtension ?! Σ I 0..* Extension Extensions that cannot be ignored even if unrecognized
. . . . code Σ I 1..1 CodeableConcept Type of component observation (code / type)
Binding: LOINC Codes ( example )
. . . . value[x] Σ I 0..1 Actual component result
. . . . . valueQuantity Quantity
. . . . . valueCodeableConcept CodeableConcept
. . . . . valueString string
. . . . . valueBoolean boolean
. . . . . valueInteger integer
. . . . . valueRange Range
. . . . . valueRatio Ratio
. . . . . valueSampledData SampledData
. . . . . valueTime time
. . . . . valueDateTime dateTime
. . . . . valuePeriod Period
. . . . . valueAttachment Attachment
.... dataAbsentReason I 0..1 CodeableConcept Why the component result is missing
Binding: DataAbsentReason ( extensible )
. . . . interpretation I 0..* CodeableConcept High, low, normal, etc.
Binding: Observation Interpretation Codes ( extensible )
. . . . referenceRange I 0..* See referenceRange Unknown reference to #Observation.referenceRange Provides guide for interpretation of component result

doco Documentation for this format

XML Template

<!-- Example Lipid Profile -->doco
<Observation xmlns="http://hl7.org/fhir"
>
  <!-- from Element: extension -->
 <</id>

 <id value="[id]"/><!-- 0..1 Logical id of this artifact -->

 <meta><!-- ?? 0..1 Meta Metadata about the resource --></meta>
 <implicitRules value="[uri]"/><!-- ?? 0..1 A set of rules under which this content was created -->
 <language value="[code]"/><!-- ?? 0..1 Language of the resource content   -->
 <text><!-- ?? 0..1 Narrative 
     Text summary of the resource, for human interpretation --></text>
 <</contained>

 <contained><!-- 0..* Resource Contained, inline Resources --></contained>

 <modifierExtension><!-- ?? 0..* Extension  Extensions that cannot be ignored  --></modifierExtension>
 <identifier><!-- ?? 0..* Identifier 
     Business Identifier for observation --></identifier>
 <basedOn><!-- ?? 0..* Reference(CarePlan) Fulfills plan, proposal or order --></basedOn>
 <partOf><!-- ?? 0..* Reference(MedicationAdministration) Part of referenced event --></partOf>
 <status value="[code]"/><!-- ?? 1..1 registered | preliminary | final | amended +   -->
 <category><!-- ?? 0..* CodeableConcept Classification of  type of observation   --></category>
 <code><!-- ?? 1..1 CodeableConcept Triglyceride   --></code>
 <subject><!-- ?? 0..1 Reference(Patient) 
     Who and/or what the observation is about --></subject>
 <focus><!-- ?? 0..* Reference(Resource) 
     What the observation is about, when it is not about the subject of record --></focus>
 <encounter><!-- ?? 0..1 Reference(Encounter) 
     Healthcare event during which this observation is made --></encounter>
 <effective[x]><!-- ?? 0..1 dateTime|Period|Timing|instant 
     Clinically relevant time/time-period for observation --></effective[x]>
 <issued value="[instant]"/><!-- ?? 0..1 Date/Time this version was made available -->
 <performer><!-- ?? 0..* Reference(Practitioner) 
     Who is responsible for the observation --></performer>
 <-- valueQuantity sliced by type:$this  in the specified orderClosed-->
 <valueQuantity><!-- ?? 0..1 Quantity Triglyceride value --></valueQuantity>
 <dataAbsentReason><!-- ?? 0..1 CodeableConcept Why the result is missing   --></dataAbsentReason>
 <interpretation><!-- ?? 0..1 CodeableConcept + | ++ | +++ | - | -- | ---   --></interpretation>
 <note><!-- ?? 0..* Annotation Comments about result --></note>
 <bodySite><!-- ?? 0..1 CodeableConcept Observed body part   --></bodySite>
 <method><!-- ?? 0..1 CodeableConcept How it was done   --></method>
 <specimen><!-- ?? 0..1 Reference(Specimen) Specimen used for this observation --></specimen>
 <device><!-- ?? 0..1 Reference(Device) (Measurement) Device --></device>
 <

 <referenceRange> ?? 1..1 BackboneElement  <!-- ?? 1..1 Provides guide for interpretation -->

  <modifierExtension><!-- ?? 0..* Extension  Extensions that cannot be ignored even if unrecognized  --></modifierExtension>
  <low><!-- ?? 0..0 Quantity 
      Low Range, if relevant --></low>
  <high><!-- ?? 1..1 Quantity 
      High Range, if relevant --></high>
  <type><!-- ?? 0..0 CodeableConcept Reference range qualifier   --></type>
  <appliesTo><!-- ?? 0..0 CodeableConcept Reference range population   --></appliesTo>
  <age><!-- ?? 0..0 Range 
      Applicable age range, if relevant --></age>
  <text value="[string]"/><!-- ?? 0..1 Text based reference range in an observation -->
 </referenceRange>
 <hasMember><!-- ?? 0..0 Reference(Observation) 
     Related resource that belongs to the Observation group --></hasMember>
 <derivedFrom><!-- ?? 0..0 Reference(DocumentReference) 
     Related measurements the observation is made from --></derivedFrom>
 <

 <component> ?? 0..* BackboneElement  <!-- ?? 0..* Component results -->

  <modifierExtension><!-- ?? 0..* Extension  Extensions that cannot be ignored even if unrecognized  --></modifierExtension>
  <code><!-- ?? 1..1 CodeableConcept Type of component observation (code / type)   --></code>
  <value[x]><!-- ?? 0..1 Quantity|CodeableConcept|string|
    

    boolean|integer|Range|Ratio|SampledData|time|dateTime|Period|Attachment 
      Actual component result --></value[x]>
  <dataAbsentReason><!-- ?? 0..1 CodeableConcept Why the component result is missing   --></dataAbsentReason>
  <interpretation><!-- ?? 0..* CodeableConcept High, low, normal, etc.   --></interpretation>
  <referenceRange><!-- See #Observation.referenceRange  Provides guide for interpretation of component result --></referenceRange>
 </component>
</Observation>

JSON Template

{ // Example Lipid Profile
  // from Element: extension
    "meta" : { Meta }, // C?Metadata about the resource
    "implicitRules" : "<uri>", // C?A set of rules under which this content was created
    "language" : "<code>", // C?Language of the resource content
    "text" : { Narrative }, // C?Text summary of the resource, for human interpretation
    "

    "contained" : [{ Resource }], //Contained, inline Resources

    "modifierExtension" : [{ Extension }], // C?Extensions that cannot be ignored
    "identifier" : [{ Identifier }], // C?Business Identifier for observation
    "basedOn" : [{ Reference(CarePlan) }], // C?Fulfills plan, proposal or order
    "partOf" : [{ Reference(MedicationAdministration) }], // C?Part of referenced event
    "status" : "<code>", // C? R! registered | preliminary | final | amended +
    "category" : [{ CodeableConcept }], // C?Classification of  type of observation
    "code" : { CodeableConcept }, // C? R! Triglyceride
    "subject" : { Reference(Patient) }, // C?Who and/or what the observation is about
    "focus" : [{ Reference(Resource) }], // C?What the observation is about, when it is not about the subject of record
    "encounter" : { Reference(Encounter) }, // C?Healthcare event during which this observation is made
// value[x]: Clinically relevant time/time-period for observation. One of these 4:
    "effectiveDateTime" : "<dateTime>", // C?Clinically relevant time/time-period for observation
    "effectivePeriod" : { Period }, // C?Clinically relevant time/time-period for observation
    "effectiveTiming" : { Timing }, // C?Clinically relevant time/time-period for observation
    "effectiveInstant" : "<instant>", // C?Clinically relevant time/time-period for observation
    "issued" : "<instant>", // C?Date/Time this version was made available
    "performer" : [{ Reference(Practitioner) }], // C?Who is responsible for the observation
    "valueQuantity" : [ //  sliced by type:$this  in the specified order, Closed 
      { // Triglyceride value // C?
        // from Element: extension
      }
    ],
    "dataAbsentReason" : { CodeableConcept }, // C?Why the result is missing
    "interpretation" : { CodeableConcept }, // C?+ | ++ | +++ | - | -- | ---
    "note" : [{ Annotation }], // C?Comments about result
    "bodySite" : { CodeableConcept }, // C?Observed body part
    "method" : { CodeableConcept }, // C?How it was done
    "specimen" : { Reference(Specimen) }, // C?Specimen used for this observation
    "device" : { Reference(Device) }, // C?(Measurement) Device
    "
    "

    "referenceRange" : { BackboneElement }, // C? R! Provides guide for interpretation
    "component" : [{ BackboneElement }], // C?Component results

  }

 

Alternate definitions: Master Definition ( XML , JSON ), Schematron

Path Name Conformance ValueSet
Observation.language Common Languages preferred Common Languages
Observation.status ObservationStatus required ObservationStatus
Observation.category Observation Category Codes preferred Observation Category Codes
Observation.code LOINC Codes example LOINC Codes
Observation.dataAbsentReason DataAbsentReason extensible DataAbsentReason
Observation.interpretation Observation Interpretation Codes extensible Observation Interpretation Codes
Observation.bodySite SNOMED CT Body Structures example SNOMED CT Body Structures
Observation.method Observation Methods example Observation Methods
Observation.component.code LOINC Codes example LOINC Codes
Observation.component.dataAbsentReason DataAbsentReason extensible DataAbsentReason
Observation.component.interpretation Observation Interpretation Codes extensible Observation Interpretation Codes
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