Procedure

The Procedure element represents a clinical procedure performed on a subject in order to extract a biosample.

If the Procedure element is used, it must contain a code element, but only need contain the body_site element if needed.

Data model

Field Type Status Description
code OntologyClass required Clinical procedure performed on a subject
body_site OntologyClass optional Specific body site if unable to represent this is the code

Example

{
    "code" {
        "id": "NCIT:C28743",
        "label": "Punch Biopsy"
    },
    "bodySite" {
        "id": "UBERON:0003403",
        "label": "skin of forearm"
    }
}

code

This element is an OntologyClass that represents clinical procedure performed on a subject. For instance, Biopsy of Soft Palate would be represented as follows.

{
    "code": {
        "id": "NCIT:C51585",
        "label": "Biopsy of Soft Palate"
    }
}

body site

In cases where it is not possible to represent the procedure adequately with a single OntologyClass, the body site should be indicated using a separate ontology class. For instance, the following indicates a punch biopsy on the skin of the forearm.

{
    "code" {
        "id": "NCIT:C28743",
        "label": "Punch Biopsy"
    },
    "bodySite" {
        "id": "UBERON:0003403",
        "label": "skin of forearm"
    }
}