We have diligently created guides for using LOINC terms across six laboratory domains. As with the Guide for Using LOINC Microbiology Terms published in 2018, these new resources help laboratories map their individual tests or catalogs within these fields to appropriate LOINC terms according to current and best practices.
Each document has been written by LOINC's terminology development team and reviewed by external stakeholders and subject matter experts in each discipline. After initial review, each guide was subject to pilot testing by laboratory professionals, followed by a second external review. The end result is a thoroughly vetted guide that can be used to train individuals in mapping of lab tests to LOINC codes for interoperable data exchange.
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This work was supported by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration contract 75f40119c10140.
Guide for Using LOINC Microbiology Terms
Originally published August 2018.
Version 1.1 released in August 2019.
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