Important Notice - Information on the withdrawal of Read v2 and CTV3 can be found here
The Pathology Bounded Code List (PBCL) has been developed to provide a defined or bounded subset of Read codes for use in laboratory to GP messaging. Use of the PBCL ensures that there is common understanding by both sending and receiving clinicians of the laboratory investigations and results.
The PBCL continues to be supported following the final release of Read CTV3 in April 2018 but will only be updated on an ad hoc basis where there is an identified national need. Subscribers will be notified in advance of any changes.
PBCL releases for the October2017 Bi-Annual release
Released on Monday, 18 September 2017
PBCL releases for the April 2017 Bi-Annual release.
Released on Thursday, 23 March 2017
Pathology Bounded Code List release for October 2016.
Released on Saturday, 1 October 2016