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A battery is a type of entry that represents a set of closely related laboratory observations. The components of a battery should have a generally accepted clinical, functional or logical relationship to one another. In Event Mood a battery contains separate valued observations for each of its subcomponents. In Definition Mood a battery defines a set of required and optional subcomponents. A request for battery may be represented as a single observation in Request Mood with a code that refers to the defined set of subcomponents. Examples include blood pressure, full blood count, chemistry panel.

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