Version 2.77

Term Description

The qualitative assessment of erythrocytes are recorded along with the presence of bacteria, yeast, and other cells from a Gram stain on any part of the body where infection is suspected. Specimens include swab of abscess, cervical or vaginal swab, pus, throat or nose swab. Results are used for diagnosis, selection of antibiotics for treatment, and antimicrobial susceptibility testing.
Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Part Description

LP14304-7   Erythrocytes
Erythrocytes or red blood cells (RBCs) are the cells in the circulation that carry oxygen to and remove carbon dioxide from the tissues throughout the body. They are produced in the bone marrow in response to erythropoietin where they transition through six stages over a seven day period. When they are released into the circulation, their nucleus has been extruded and they measure 6-8 microns in diameter. The lifespan of RBCs is about 120 days. When the RBC ages the cell membrane becomes less pliable and tears as they cell travels through the micro vessels of the body. The damaged RBCs are removed from the circulation by the spleen. Variations in number, shape and size of RBCs are indicative of many diseases and disorders. There are many factors that may lead to decreased numbers of RBCs including hemorrhage, hemolysis, iron or vitamin deficiency, marrow failure and more. Larger than normal RBCs may be indicative of liver disease while smaller than normal RBCs are seen in thalassemias and other anemias.(Mosby's manual of diagnostic and laboratory tests, Kathleen Deska Pagana; Timothy James Pagana, Elsevier St. Louis, Mo ©2010) Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Fully-Specified Name

Gram stain

Additional Names

Short Name
RBC Spec Ql Gram Stn
Display Name
RBC Gram stain Ql (Specimen)
Consumer Name Alpha Get Info
Red Blood Cell (RBC) Count, Specimen

Example Answer List: LL1162-8

Source: Regenstrief Institute
Answer Code Score Answer ID
NoneCopyright ID:260413007 None (qualifier value) LA137-2
RareCopyright ID:89292003 Rare (qualifier value) LA15679-6
FewCopyright ID:57176003 Few (qualifier value) LA15680-4
ModerateCopyright ID:260354000 Moderate number (qualifier value) LA6751-7
ManyCopyright ID:260396001 Numerous (qualifier value) LA15681-2

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 2.42
Last Updated
Version 2.69
Change Reason
The PrThr property is used for LOINC terms whose results are reported using an ordered categorical scale, regardless of whether or not an internal threshold was used to make that determination. This change was approved by the Laboratory LOINC Committee in June 2016.
Order vs. Observation

Language Variants Get Info

Tag Language Translation
es-MX Spanish (Mexico) Eritrocitos:Presencia o umbral:Punto temporal:XXX:Ordinal:Tinción de Gram
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Hematíes:PrThr:Punto temporal:XXX:Ord:Tinción de Gram
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Erütrotsüüdid:PrThr:Pt:XXX:Ord:Grami värv
Synonyms: Järgarvuline Juhuslik Täpsustamata materjal
fr-CA French (Canada) Érythrocytes:Présence-Seuil:Temps ponctuel:XXX:Ordinal:Coloration de Gram
fr-FR French (France) Érythrocytes:Présence/Seuil:Ponctuel:Milieux divers:Qualitatif:Coloration Gram
fr-BE French (Belgium) Érythrocytes:PrThr:Temps ponctuel:XXX:Ordinal:Coloration de Gram
Synonyms: Globules rouges, GR
it-IT Italian (Italy) Eritrociti:PrThr:Pt:XXX:Ord:Gram, colorazione
Synonyms: Colorazione di Gram Ematologia (coagulazione) conta differenziale Presenza o Soglia Punto nel tempo (episodio)
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) erytrocyten:aanwezigheid:moment:XXX:ordinaal:gramkleuring
pl-PL Polish (Poland) Erytrocyty:granica wykrywalności:punkt w czasie:XXX:półilościowy:barwienie Grama
pt-BR Portuguese (Brazil) Eritrócitos::Pt:XXX:Ord:Coloração de Gram
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Эритроциты:PrThr:ТчкВрм:XXX:Пор:Грам окраска
Synonyms: Порядковый Точка во времени;Момент
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Eritrositler:MevcEşik:Zmlı:XXX:Srl:Gram boyama
Synonyms: Mevcut
zh-CN Chinese (China) 红细胞:存在情况或阈值:时间点:XXX:序数型:革兰氏染色法
Synonyms: Gram 染色;Gram 染色法;Gram 氏染色;Gram 氏染色法;革兰染色;革兰染色法;革兰氏染色 RBC;RBCS;盘状细胞;红血球;红血细胞;血液制品 - 红细胞 不明的;其他;将在相应消息内其他部分之中加以详细说明;未作详细说明的;未作说明的;未做说明的标本;未加规定的;未加说明的标本;杂项 依次型;分类顺序型;定性的;序数型(或称等级型);性质上的;有序型;有序性分类应答;有序性分类结果;秩次型;等级型;筛查;顺序型 存在情况;存在;存在与否;是否存在;阈值;界值;界限;阀值;临界值;存在情况(存在、存在与否、是否存在)或阈值(界值、界限、阀值、临界值) 时刻;随机;随意;瞬间 染法 染色方法 染色法 着色 着色方法 着色法 血液学/细胞计数;血液学与细胞计数

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