What would be your recommendation for LOINC mapping of a Microbiology result/ovservation where all the elements are returned in a text file instead of discrete result observations as LOINC provides? This is the case for all the Culture results in the Microbiology Module.
I suspect the answer might be to rebuild the Test with the indiviual required elements.
I also thought using a Service Comment LOINC might be a work around as well but probably not recommended.
If the information isn’t able to be portrayed in separate OBX records, and it is all microbiology content, you might want to consider :
41852-5 Microorganism or agent identified:Prid:Pt:XXX:Nom:
Would it cover all possible scenarios?