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    jburke
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    Hello,

    I am LOINC mapping a group of Blood Bank tests where the actual blood product requested in a crossmatch is a separate result/observation that is a part of the patient record.(unit # is typed in). I believe that I could use 936-5, Blood product unit identifier, in this case.
    There are multiple result codes for mutiple units, Unit #1, Unit #2. Would I use 936-5 for each one of these?

    Thank you,
    Jane Burke

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    Pam Banning
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    Hi Jane,

    I would concur with that usage as you describe. Different use cases would have different requirements. I did see a few other Blood bank codes that used a sequential numbering, such as for the expiration date of the different units, which only means some other system wanted to have discrete LOINC codes.

    Have a great weekend,
    Pam

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