The DiagnosticReport resource typically provides a textual set of information and interpretation after performing a diagnostic service or procedure such as a Radiology or Pathology report.

This resource currently only supports Radiology reports in the presented form of either PDF or HTML.

The following fields are returned if valued:

Terminology Bindings


Search for DiagnosticReports that meet supplied query parameters:

GET /DiagnosticReport?:parameters

Implementation Notes

Authorization Types


Name Required? Type Description
patient This or subject reference The subject of the report if a patient. Example: 12345
subject:Patient This or patient reference The subject (Patient) of the report. Example: 12345
date N date Date range into which the diagnostic report falls (effectiveDateTime). Must be present once and prefixed by ‘ge’ or present twice and prefixed by ‘ge’ / ‘lt’. EG: date=ge2014-09-24T12:00:00.000Z &date=lt2015-10-24T12:00:00.000Z
_count N number The maximum number of results to return per page.


Accept: application/json+fhir
Authorization: <OAuth2 Bearer Token>



GET https://fhir-open.cerner.com/dstu2/ec2458f2-1e24-41c8-b71b-0e701af7583d/DiagnosticReport?patient=12724066&_count=10


Status: 200 OK
  "resourceType": "Bundle",
  "id": "05cb2a6a-1de9-4de9-a3ff-16c1f347f910",
  "type": "searchset",
  "total": 1,
  "link": [
      "relation": "self",
      "url": "https://fhir-open.cerner.com/dstu2/ec2458f2-1e24-41c8-b71b-0e701af7583d/DiagnosticReport?patient=12724066&_count=10"
  "entry": [
      "fullUrl": "https://fhir-open.cerner.com/dstu2/ec2458f2-1e24-41c8-b71b-0e701af7583d/DiagnosticReport/197198634",
      "resource": {
        "resourceType": "DiagnosticReport",
        "id": "197198634",
        "meta": {
          "versionId": "1",
          "lastUpdated": "2019-12-26T21:36:00.000Z"
        "text": {
          "status": "additional",
          "div": "<div><p><b>Diagnostic Report</b></p><p><b>Document Type</b>: Radiology Reports</p><p><b>Document Title</b>: Admission H &amp; P - Radiology</p><p><b>Effective Date</b>: 2019-12-26T21:35:07.000Z</p><p><b>Issued</b>: 2019-12-26T21:35:59.000Z</p><p><b>Patient</b>: SMART, NANCY</p><p><b>Status</b>: Final</p><p><b>Verifying Provider</b>: Cerner Test, Physician - Hospitalist Cerner</p></div>"
        "status": "final",
        "category": {
          "coding": [
              "system": "http://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0074",
              "code": "RAD",
              "display": "Radiology",
              "userSelected": false
          "text": "Radiology Reports"
        "code": {
          "text": "Radiology Reports"
        "subject": {
          "reference": "Patient/12724066",
          "display": "SMART, NANCY"
        "encounter": {
          "reference": "Encounter/97939518"
        "effectiveDateTime": "2019-12-26T21:35:07.000Z",
        "issued": "2019-12-26T21:35:59.000Z",
        "performer": {
          "reference": "Practitioner/4122622",
          "display": "Cerner Test, Physician - Hospitalist Cerner"
        "presentedForm": [
            "contentType": "text/html",
            "url": "https://fhir-open.cerner.com/dstu2/ec2458f2-1e24-41c8-b71b-0e701af7583d/Binary/TR-197198634",
            "title": "Admission H & P - Radiology"
            "contentType": "application/pdf",
            "url": "https://fhir-open.cerner.com/dstu2/ec2458f2-1e24-41c8-b71b-0e701af7583d/Binary/XR-197198634",
            "title": "Admission H & P - Radiology"

Note: The examples provided here are non-normative and replaying them in the public sandbox is not guaranteed to yield the results shown on the site.


The common errors and OperationOutcomes may be returned.