HL7 is the widely used reference for the Interface built into every Solana. HL7 stands for Health Level 7. The standard is maintained and developed by CLSI, the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (formally NCCLS).
We use the term HL7 when referring to the Solana interface because much of the industry does. Seasoned Lab Managers, LIS vendors and instrument software vendors are usually instantly familiar with the connection referred to as an “HL7 Interface.” So when inquiring with an LIS vendor if they can provide an interface for a Solana, we suggest using the term HL7 interface.
Complete detail on our implementation of the HL7 interface is found in our Solana HL7, LIS Interface Specification.