Special Workgroups

Gene Targets

This special topics workgroup is focused on determining the level of specificity needed in a LOINC term to distinguish nucleic acid-based tests for microorganism identification. The group will develop a proposal for the extent to which the nucleic acid target should be specified in the LOINC Component for different contexts as well as recommendations for mapping.

Recommendations made at June 2017 Committee Meeting.

Swapna Abhyankar (Regenstrief)
Pam Banning (3M)
Lori Carey (CHI)
Zac Danielson (Epic)
Jami Deckard (Regenstrief)
Xavier Gansel (Biomerieux)
Chris Gordon (3M)
Leanna Harmon (LabCorp)
Barbara Herrmann (Mayo)
Katy Holck (JP Systems)
Cindy Johns (LabCorp)
Mark Jones (BAH)

Kiersten Kolz (Biofire)
Riki Merrick (APHL)
Sara Mulroy (Epic)
Brad Munsterteiger (Epic)
Swanand Patil (Epic)
Andrea Pitkus (IMO)
Eric Rose (IMO)
Daniel Rutz (Epic)
Si Yuan Shen (Epic)
John Snyder (Geisinger)
Joseph Yao (Mayo)
Mary Zabriskie (Regenstrief)

System for Genetic Testing

The purpose of the special topics workgroup on the LOINC system for genetic testing is to develop a proposal regarding the level of granularity necessary in the System part of LOINC codes in different domains of genetic testing, including germline versus somatic, in order to clarify the usage of existing codes and develop guidelines for determining whether new codes are necessary going forward.

Recommendations made at June 2017 Committee Meeting.

Swapna Abhyankar (Regenstrief)
Pam Banning (3M)
Lori Carey (CHI)
Zac Danielson (Epic)
Jami Deckard (Regenstrief)
Xavier Gansel (Biomerieux)
Chris Gordon (3M)
Leanna Harmon (LabCorp)
Barbara Herrmann (Mayo)
Katy Holck (JP Systems)
Cindy Johns (LabCorp)

Mark Jones (BAH)
Sue Korsak (Regenstrief)
Riki Merrick (APHL)
Sarah Mulroy (Epic)
Brad Munsterteiger (Epic)
Swanand Patil (Epic)
Andrea Pitkus (IMO)
Eric Rose (IMO)
Dan Rutz (Epic)
Si Yuan Shen (Epic)
John Snyder (Geisinger)

PCR-Based Methods

The purpose of the PCR-based methods special topics workgroup is to review all of the existing nucleic acid testing methods in LOINC and develop a proposal regarding at what level of granularity these methods need to be distinguished and how best to name them.

Recommendations made at June 2017 Committee Meeting.

Swapna Abhyankar (Regenstrief)
Pam Banning (3M)
Lori Carey (CHI)
Zac Danielson (Epic)
Jami Deckard (Regenstrief)
Xavier Gansel (Biomerieux)
Chris Gordon (3M)
Cindy Johns (LabCorp)
Mark Jones (BAH)
Leanna Harmon (LabCorp)
Barbara Herrmann (Mayo)
Kiersten Kolz (Biofire)

Riki Merrick (APHL)
Sara Mulroy (Epic)
Brad Munsterteiger (Epic)
Swanand Patil (Epic)
Andrea Pitkus (IMO)
Eric Rose (IMO)
Dan Rutz (Epic)
Si Yuan Shen (Epic)
John Snyder (Geisinger)
Steiner Voigt (Regenstrief)
Joseph Yao (Mayo)