SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING

LOINC and SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19

Thursday, March 26, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT
(14:00-17:00 UTC)

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Additional LOINC terms for SARS-CoV-2 have been added to the prerelease page. If you don’t see your test listed, please request new codes.
Special Use codes are developed in response to an urgent or emergent situation. These codes are based on the most up to date information available at the time of their creation. They have undergone the normal QA terminology process. LOINC supports their use in the unique situation that resulted in their rapid creation. However, be aware that downstream users may not be ready to handle prerelease codes until they are published in an official release.

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In-person events for the 2020 LOINC Conference in Indianapolis have been canceled

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Two new DRAFT guides available for review

Two new mapping guides are now available for download and review. Please provide your feedback prior to March 16, 2020.

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Experts urge use of LOINC to standardize WHO Essential Diagnostics List

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