Thank you – this is helpful.
Our LIS will have the ability to store different LOINCs within each method definition. Each result can have multiple methods each with their own reference ranges, reportable ranges, LOINC, even reflex testing and billing rules.
We do have a grid of sorts for building all of the results so it’s nice to know we’re going down the right path. I think it’s just a matter of making the pathologists comfortable with using LOINC to group results that are measured using the same methodology.