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  • #16263
    jburke
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    Hello,

    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.

    Thank you,
    Jane Burke

    #16614
    Pam Banning
    Participant

    Hi Jane,

    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?

    Have a very Happy Holiday season!

    #16615
    jburke
    Participant

    Thank you, Pam, for this response.

    So for any culture, I would use the specific LOINC order code for the order (asking the question) and the LOINC code 41852-5 for the non-discrete text result.

    Example: for a Urine Culture, Order 630-4, Bacteria identified in urine by culture, then 41852-5 for the observation result.

    For a misc culture I could use 41852-5 for both the order and the result.

    Am I on the right track?

    Thank you,
    Jane

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