This section last updated: 2023-09-18 (5 months ago)
LOINC version 2.76 is a Hotfix release only. No new concepts have been added.
This Hotfix addresses issues discovered after the release of version 2.75 in August. Version 2.76 includes updates to 196 concepts. Most changes fall in these categories:
The LOINC Difference Report, located in the download’s AccessoryFiles folder, details all changes from version 2.75 to 2.76. The ChangeSnapshot file has the list of deprecated concepts. Their replacements are provided in the MapTo.csv file.
We encourage you to view the release notes for version 2.75, the version this hotfix builds upon.
In addition to the DifferenceReport and ChangeSnapshot, the following Accessory Files have been updated to reflect content changes.
Additionally, RELMA has been updated to version 7.9 to reflect the concept changes.
The terminology service at fhir.loinc.org (documentation) has been updated with all changes in version 2.76. While this service supports previous versions of CodeSystem, ValueSet, and ConceptMap resources, we caution against making requests of version 2.75. A subsequent update may remove this version completely from the service.
Version 2.75 did not contain procedurally-generated translations for concepts which were updated for the semi-quantitative and respiratory system specimen transitions. We took the opportunity afforded by this Hotfix to engage with our translators to provide translations for those updates, including those terms back into their translations.
The following linguistic variants were updated with this release: