Genomics Reporting Implementation Guide
2.0.0 - trial-use

This page is part of the Genetic Reporting Implementation Guide (v2.0.0: STU 2) based on FHIR R4. This is the current published version in its permanent home (it will always be available at this URL). For a full list of available versions, see the Directory of published versions


FHIR Operations are a supplement to standard queries, and are used to fulfill a number of purposes, such as where the server needs to play an active role in formulating the content of the response, where the intended purpose is to cause side effects such as the creation of new resources, and for data normalization to abstract away from variability in variant representation.

Genomics operations are analogous to terminology operations in that a specified set of input parameters will yield a consistent output result, regardless of a server's internal data structures or a specific server's implementation of the operation. The following figure illustrates this:

Illustration of genomic operations

Operations list

The following operations are defined: