My team has been using the Long Common Name as a reference to generate a set of unified test display name for clinicians for years. In brief, we constructed the unified display name by firstly displaying the Component (analyte), followed by the System (specimen type), then the Method type (mainly for Microbiology only). And we tried to make the unified display name as unique as possible, by adding a modifier whenever appropriate. John Mok, Hong Kong Hospital Authority 2 years ago
I am not in favor of developing Consumer names. I work at a Lab and I am concerned that patients and doctors would not see the same lab report. As a patient I always want to see the exact the same information that my doctor sees. Kathy Walsh, LabCorp 2 years ago
I do not understand what I do I only request my face not show please Love Gill, Organization 1 year ago
LOINC Table and Accessory Files (LOINC v2.68) have been successfully used to populate the HAPI FHIR JPA Server's Database (HAPI FHIR v5.1.0, FHIR R4) although not all the files were used. Thanks. Lin Zhang, Taikang Insuance Group 12 months ago
Which LOINC terms we should make Consumer Names forThe alpha release of the LOINC Consumer Names covers all Type 1 (Laboratory) and a subset of Type 2 (Clinical) terms in LOINC, including vital signs and a few consumer-oriented domains such as exercise. For which other specific domains would LOINC Consumer Names be useful?
I agree with your current approach of creating the Consumer Names, which focuses on Laboratory and Clinical terms. Other data types like Surveys or Claims attachments may not be useful for “consumers” usage. John Mok, Hong Kong Hospital Authority 2 years ago
Consumer Names are not uniqueConsumer Names are intended for downstream display only and their use case includes consumer-facing health and wellness applications that use LOINC to encode the underlying data. Therefore, Consumer Names do not include representation of each defining Part of a given term (e.g., Property, Scale, Method), which results in many different LOINC terms having the same Consumer Name.
Consumer Names seem to be a generic name for lab tests and clinical terms. LOINC users can still make use of the Long Common Name for identification for unique LOINC code. John Mok, Hong Kong Hospital Authority 2 years ago
Use of "Blood" to represent all intravascular specimensFor the purpose of the Consumer Names, nearly all intravascular specimens are referred to as "Blood", with the exception of a few such as dried blood spot. We decided to use the generic "Blood" rather than specific System values because in general, consumers do not (and do not need to) distinguish results for tests run on whole blood, serum, plasma, etc.
It makes sense of using “blood” to represent all intravascular specimens John Mok, Hong Kong Hospital Authority 2 years ago
I don't understand Minnie Lutes, Lancaster 11 months ago
Use of acronyms in parentheses for education purposesIn most cases, the Consumer Names do not include abbreviations or acronyms, except in select cases such as HIV, where the acronym is the commonly used form. However, for cross-reference and to facilitate consumer-provider communication, we do include some common abbreviations in parentheses after the expanded form of the term.
Fully agreed. For MCV blood test as an example, (MCV) is more “straightforward” than displaying the full name as Mean Corpuscular Volume. John Mok, Hong Kong Hospital Authority 2 years ago
Use case for Consumer NamesPlease describe how you would potentially use LOINC Consumer Names.
Something like Patient Portals or Mobile eHealth App can use Consumer Names for displaying the lab tests and clinical observations of the patient. Consumers Names can also support data retrieval and analysis for general application. John Mok, Hong Kong Hospital Authority 2 years ago