Retrieve a patient's diagnostic results

You can use this API action to access the findings or interpretations of a diagnostic procedure—as documented by a specific organization. Typically, you can use this for:

  • tracking the completion of a diagnostic procedure for a patient; 
  • reviewing documents with a provider’s interpretation of a diagnostic procedure (e.g., interpretation of an MRI);
  • enabling users to access one or more result documents on a mobile app;
  • reviewing interpretation results of a diagnostic procedure for billing or coding purposes.  
  • reviewing laboratory data or imaging results; or 
  • recommending a course of treatment based on test results.

Patient identifier required

To use this API action, you must know the patient identifier. If you don’t, you must locate the appropriate identifier first. Learn how to search for a patient with demographics.

The returned data fields may be free text or discrete data/images.

Supported systems

You can use this API action with the Redox FHIR® API.

Talk to a Redoxer

It’s also possible to use the Redox Data Model API for this API action. Talk to a Redoxer to learn about your options if you want to use alternative integration methods.

Your connection's system can return results with their own FHIR® or query-based API. 

Using data on demand

It's possible that your connection's system can't support a query-based data exchange, but they may still be willing to provide results with a push-based method.

However, we understand that you may not want to store all that data—maybe you don't need all possible results and just want to query for what you want when you need it. If so, you can use this API action via our data on demand service, which stores the connection's data so that you can query from Redox "on demand." Learn more about data on demand.

Things you need to know

What's next?

Does this API action seem like a good fit for your unique workflow? If so, let your Redox rep know! You can begin development by downloading the relevant resource schema (which is noted in the relevant action step below), and deciding which data elements you need. Then head over to our Quickstart guide to dive right in.

If you're not engaged with our sales team yet, talk to a Redoxer to get started.

Action steps


The following actions must be completed before attempting the steps below.

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    Retrieve a patient’s diagnostic report

This table has notes about how to use parameters for this API action specifically, but it's not exhaustive. Refer to the resource schema for more details.

Query parameter
You must include at least one identifier for the patient that's used by the EHR system you're querying.
If the diagnostic report is the result of a patient visit, then you can include the encounter ID to locate the correct document.
If the diagnostic report is the result of an order, then you can include the order ID to locate the correct document.
This is the date and time of diagnostic report.
This is the provider or healthcare organization that offered commentary or explanation for the patient's diagnostic results. This may be a different organization than the one that produced the diagnostic test(s) and result(s).

Your search returns a list of potential matches with attachments or references to additional resources.

Query Response
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