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  • in reply to: LOINC on-line training and tutorials #476181
    Pam Banning
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    Hello Michael,

    We provided a presentation at last year’s conference on Keys for IVD Vendors to Fast Track LOINC Adoption, which incorporates a part of Tim’s recommendation to visit ivdconnectivity.  You can view all presentations at https://loinc.org/conference/virtual-2021/presentations/

    If after viewing you still have questions, just let us know!

    Thank you,

    Pam

    Pam Banning
    Moderator

    Hi May,

    I think the quickest route to your solution is to ask for an edit to a term. The mean submission time is currently 168 days. I didn’t want you to slowly gain answers to supportive information and only later decide a new term is needed.

    At the bottom of the page at https://loinc.org/submissions/ , you’ll find “Request Changes to existing LOINC Content”. Have your full use case defined and demonstrate why the preferred answer list doesn’t fit. That nuance of an explanation will enable the Regenstrief team to reflect and either edit OR provide a new LOINC term for your use case. Get it in the queue sooner rather than later.

    Hope this helps,

    Pam

    Pam Banning
    Moderator

    Hi May,

    I think the quickest route to your solution is to ask for an edit to a term. The mean submission time is currently 168 days. I didn’t want you to slowly gain answers to supportive information and only later decide a new term is needed.

    At the bottom of the page at https://loinc.org/submissions/ , you’ll find “Request Changes to existing LOINC Content”. Have your full use case defined and demonstrate why the preferred answer list doesn’t fit. That nuance of an explanation will enable the Regenstrief team to reflect and either edit OR provide a new LOINC term for your use case. Get it in the queue sooner rather than later.

    Hope this helps,

    Pam

    Pam Banning
    Moderator

    Hi May,

    While Regenstrief will answer the technical knowledge source, may I interject as a user that answer lists often provide me more context. In this case it’s a preferred answer list from National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) ClinVar. Perhaps injecting your possible use against that preferred answer list will help you realize if this is a fit or not?

    Best regards,

    Pam

    in reply to: Microdulition MIC method #474563
    Pam Banning
    Moderator

    Hello Suzanne,

    Revisiting your post to see what responses have been received. Let’s come up with some places to circulate outside of Forum to find answers!

    Pam

    Pam Banning
    Moderator

    Ken, let me know if you need assistance in making the submission. Happy to do it.

    Pam

    Pam Banning
    Moderator

    Hello Ken,

    I have not found a LOINC submission from @fmacary in the queue. While not having his direct email, we will try to contact him.

    Thank you,

     

    Pam Banning
    Moderator

    Hello Ken,

    I have not found a LOINC submission from @fmacary in the queue. While not having his direct email, we will try to contact him.

    Thank you,

     

    in reply to: Unknown codes from lab #474526
    Pam Banning
    Moderator

    Hi Robin,

    It’s interesting that Onco EMR is owned by Flatiron Health (FH). I think your next step is reasonable to ask.

    in reply to: Unknown codes from lab #474523
    Pam Banning
    Moderator

    Hi Robin,

    Is it possible these are “placeholder” terms with a local meaning where a LOINC doesn’t currently exist? The LOINC User’s Guide allows for locally assigned fields when the site is waiting for a submission to be completed. I checked the currently LOINC submission queue for these abbreviations, but came up blank.

    When you say you can’t find any information, does that include access to the originating EMR site?  Are you able to see their HL7 messages (as a thought to problem solve further).

    Thanks for considering,

    in reply to: Unknown codes from lab #474522
    Pam Banning
    Moderator

    Hi Robin,

    Is it possible these are “placeholder” terms with a local meaning where a LOINC doesn’t currently exist? The LOINC User’s Guide allows for locally assigned fields when the site is waiting for a submission to be completed. I checked the currently LOINC submission queue for these abbreviations, but came up blank.

    When you say you can’t find any information, does that include access to the originating EMR site?  Are you able to see their HL7 messages (as a thought to problem solve further).

    Thanks for considering,

    in reply to: Order LOINC with Multiple Specimen Types #474270
    Pam Banning
    Moderator

    Hello Raj,

    I believe Jane (creator of 11/27/2013 post) has retired now; sorry that a solution wasn’t posted at that time. Note that one of her comments was to not assign LOINC in the Ordering part of the system. If an automated system cannot operate in sync with a terminology standard, the automated distribution of such standard when applied to patient values is flawed.

    Is your LIS an off the shelf system or a legacy system? Education to the vendor is paramount of the need to handle LOINC along with the LIS variability/options.

    Perhaps with a couple of 2022 examples, we can arise at a solution. What types of orders are impacted? Are these body fluid cell counts, for example?

     

    in reply to: Post mortem lab tests #474259
    Pam Banning
    Moderator

    Hello Robin,

    I searched by keywords autopsy and forensics and did not come up with laboratory assays. I don’t believe they have been requested before. If you have specific lab tests in mind, I would be happy to help you formulate a submission. Just curious, if the bolded word “only” in your message indicates biomarkers or chemistries not performed on live patients?

    Thank you for the question,

    Pam

    in reply to: Language/translations #474142
    Pam Banning
    Moderator

    Hello Jozef!

    Great to hear from you. The client has asked for the units of measure to be in German; not the specification. I’m curious to get in touch with the owners of issue https://ucum.org/trac/ticket/200  to determine if they decided not to create a German UOM translation.

    Looking forward to the interaction,

    in reply to: Language/translations #474140
    Pam Banning
    Moderator

    Hello!

    What is the status of a german translation of UCUM? I somehow found https://ucum.org/trac/ticket/200 that was updated 15 months ago, inviting a file update, but am unable to find further results?

    Thanks in advance,

    Pam

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