LOINC
Version 2.70

79424-8Serial sputum smears for diagnosing pulmonary tuberculosis panel - by Acid fast stainActive

Term Description

This panel is used to report the results of serial sputum smears used to diagnose pulmonary tuberculosis. Until 2007, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended collecting three serial sputum specimens, including at least one first-morning specimen. In 2007, WHO reduced the number of specimens from three to two, but only in places with an established external quality assurance (EQA) system for smear microscopy. In locations without such an EQA system, collection of three specimens is still recommended. [http://www.who.int/tb/laboratory/policy_diagnosis_pulmonary_tb/en/]
This panel originally only contained terms with the specific Method Acid fast stain.Ziehl-Neelsen but was updated in LOINC release 2.68 to accommodate the reporting of results for other acid fast stains.
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Panel Hierarchy
Details for each LOINC in Panel LHC-Forms

LOINC Name R/O/C Cardinality Example UCUM Units
79424-8 Serial sputum smears for diagnosing pulmonary tuberculosis panel - by Acid fast stain
Indent11477-7 Microscopic observation [Identifier] in Sputum by Acid fast stain
Indent94856-2 Microscopic observation [Presence] in Sputum by Acid fast stain --2nd specimen
Indent94857-0 Microscopic observation [Presence] in Sputum by Acid fast stain --3rd specimen
Indent647-8 Microscopic observation [Identifier] in Sputum by Acid fast stain.Ziehl-Neelsen
Indent79375-2 Microscopic observation [Identifier] in Sputum by Acid fast stain.Ziehl-Neelsen--2nd specimen
Indent79376-0 Microscopic observation [Identifier] in Sputum by Acid fast stain.Ziehl-Neelsen--3rd specimen

Fully-Specified Name

Component
Serial smears for diagnosing pulmonary tuberculosis panel
Property
-
Time
Pt
System
Sputum
Scale
-
Method
Acid fast stain

Additional Names

Short Name
Serial TB smears Pnl Spt Acid fast Stn
Display Name
Serial smears for diagnosing pulmonary tuberculosis panel Acid fast stain (Sput)
Consumer Name Alpha
Serial smears for diagnosing pulmonary tuberculosis panel, Sputum

Basic Attributes

Class
PANEL.MICRO
Type
Laboratory
First Released
Version 2.54
Last Updated
Version 2.68
Change Reason
Release 2.68: METHOD_TYP: Updated the Method from Acid fast stain.Ziehl-Neelsen so that this panel can be used for reporting results of other acid fast staining methods.
Order vs. Observation
Order
Panel Type
Panel

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
肺结核诊断系列涂片组套:-:时间点:痰液:-:抗酸染色法
fr-FRFrench (France)
Tuberculose pulmonaire diagnostic frottis en série panel:-:Ponctuel:Crachat:-:Coloration acide rapide
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Diversi strisci per diagnosi della tubercolosi polmonare, panel:-:Pt:Espettorato:-:Colorazione acido-resistente
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Pruebas seriadas para el diagnóstico de la tuberculosis pulmonar:Propiedades mixtas (sólo paneles):Punto temporal:Esputo:-:Tinción ácida rápida

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