The Guide for Using LOINC Microbiology Terms was created to help users select the most appropriate LOINC terms for clinical microbiology and infectious diseases laboratory tests according to best practices. The audience for this guide includes in vitro diagnostic (IVD) assay vendors, laboratory professionals, and anyone else that is mapping laboratory catalogs or individual tests within the fields of microbiology and infectious diseases to LOINC.
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This work was supported by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration contracts HHSF223201710178P and HHS223201810268P.
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