The HL7HL7 is a Standards Developing Organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (... More NTE segment is used for sending notes and comments in a message.

NTE Attributes

The fields in the NTE segment are as follows:

SEQ LEN DT OPT RP/# ELEMENT NAME
1 4 SI O Set IDID is a coded value data type. The value of such a field follows the formatting rules for a ST field... More -NTE
2 8 IDID is a coded value data type. The value of such a field follows the formatting rules for a ST field... More O Source of Comment
3 64k FT O  Y Comment
4 60 CE O Comment Type

*Note: For the complete HL7 Standard, please go to the HL7 organization website.

NTE segments often follow OBX segments to provide additional information. In this example of an ORU-R01 message, the NTE segments (show in red) follow the second and third OBX segments:

MSH|^~\&|LCS|LCA|LISLaboratory Information System (LIS) is an information system that receives, processes, and stores in... More|TEST9999|199807311532||ORU^R01|3630|P|2.2
PID|3|2161348473|20923085580|01572633|20923085580^TESTPAT||19730204|
M|||^^^^00000-0000|||||||86427531^^^03|SSN# HERE
PV1||I|^802^1||||8625^Physician^Michael|86-7468^||xxx|||||||||V1001
ORC|NW|8642753100013^LISLaboratory Information System (LIS) is an information system that receives, processes, and stores in... More|20923085580^LCS||||||19980728000000|||PEED
OBR|1|8642753100013^LISLaboratory Information System (LIS) is an information system that receives, processes, and stores in... More|20923085580^LCS|083824^PANEL 083824^L|||19980728083600|||||| CH13380|19980728000000||||||20923085580||19980730041800|||F
OBX|1|NM|150001^HIV-1 ABS-O.D. RATIO^L|||||||N|X
OBX|2|CE|001719^HIV-1 ABS, SEMI-QN^L||HTN|||||N|F|19910123|| 19980729155700|BN
NTE|1|L|Result: NEGATIVE by EIA screen.
NTE|2|L|No antibodies to HIV-1 detected.

OBX|3|CE|169999^.^L||SPRCS|||||N|F|||19980728130600|BN
NTE|1|L|NOTE: Submission of serum
NTE|2|L|separator tube recommended
NTE|3|L|for this test. Thank you
NTE|4|L|for your cooperation if you
NTE|5|L|are already doing so.

OBX|4|CE|169998^.^L||SPRCS|||||N|F|||19980728130600|BN
ZPS|1|BN|LABCORP HOLDINGS|1447 YORK COURT^^BURLINGTON^NC^272152230|8007624344

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