PaLM Domain

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (PaLM) Domain

Technical Framework (Revision 10.0)

All Normative Final Text Profiles

These Technical Framework Volumes provide specification of the following profiles:

  • Laboratory Analytical Workflow (LAW)
  • Laboratory Testing Workflow (LTW)
  • Laboratory Device Automation (LDA)
  • Laboratory Point Of Care Testing (LPOCT)
  • Laboratory Code Set Distribution (LCSD)
  • Laboratory Specimen Barcode Labeling (LBL)
  • Sharing Laboratory Reports (XD-LAB)

Brief descriptions of these profiles are available here.

Public Comment

The following documents are currently open for Public Comment:

See here.

Supplements for Trial Implementation

The IHE Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Technical Committee invites organizations to begin development work based on the following supplements to the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Technical Framework. These trial implementation profiles are eligible for testing at subsequent IHE Connectathons.



White Papers



Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Archives

The archive page contains deprecated supplements and superseded versions of the Technical Framework volumes, white papers and handbooks. As of July 2012, it also contains:

  • Superseded versions of trial implementation supplements
  • Current published versions of the Technical Framework volumes and supplements
Current documents (published July 2012 or later) have generic files names, for example:
  • IHE_PaLM_TF_Vol1
  • IHE_PaLM_Suppl_SET
Those links always return the most recent published document and support linking (Technical Framework Volumes only) to specific sections (section linking details here). File names on the archive page include revision numbers, status and date of publication, and can be used to link to specific versions of a document:
  • IHE_PaLM_TF_Rev10-0_Vol1_FT_2019-08-20
  • IHE_PaLM_Suppl_SET_Rev1-1_TI_2021-11-23