Order LOINC with Multiple Specimen Types

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    jburke
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    I am LOINC mapping in a system that allows multiple specimen types to be coded for the same test(result) code with specific observation LOINCs.
    This system does not allow for multiple LOINC codes at the Orderable level based upon specimen type.
    In other words, only one LOINC code per Orderable Code.

    Would it be a work around to use the XXX order LOINC and the specific specimen type(system) observation LOINC?
    Or use the XXX order and observation LOINC with the specimen specified elsewhere in the HL7 message.

    Perhaps just not assigning an Order LOINC until the system allows for multiple specimen types at the orderable level is the answer.

    Thank you,
    Jane Burke

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