The National Laboratory Medicine Catalogue is a catalogue of SNOMED CT coded laboratory medicine test requests intended for use by Pathology services and their users across the NHS, and is still under development under the ownership of the Royal College of Pathologists.
The status of the National Laboratory Medicine Catalogue is ‘Technology Preview’, as defined in the IReS Terminology Product Development Lifecycle (external PDF). This means that trial implementation is encouraged to evaluate utility and safety, and to identify possible design improvements. Full live deployment is not recommended and will be at the user's own risk, where such risk is permitted by other governance processes.
The catalogue has not been updated since April 2014. Implementations may have to change if the product design changes in light of experience. If the product is found to be only minimally used or useful, or unsafe, then NHS Digital as the UK National Release Centre for SNOMED CT is under no obligation to continue releasing this product.
Status: Technology Preview