This section last updated: 2021-06-01 (12 months ago)
For information about artifacts that are available as independent downloads, including the Part file, Answer file, Consumer Name file, and many others, please see the specific ReleaseNotes and ReadMe documentation included with each.
|Laboratory (type 1)||709||57,817|
|Clinical (type 2)||368||24,810|
|Attachments (type 3)||0||1,157|
|Survey (type 4)||218||11,111|
|Old Status||New Status||Number of terms||Type|
|Active||Discouraged||23||22 Lab, 1 Survey|
|Active||Deprecated||4||1 Lab, 2 Clinical, 1 Survey|
|Trial||Active||83||45 Lab, 38 Clinical|
|Status||Number of terms|
|Change type (field name CHNG_TYP)||CHNG_TYP definition||Number of terms|
|MAJ||Update to one of 5 other primary axes other than Component||69|
|MIN||Update to a secondary field - see Updates file Readme for the full list||7,059|
|DEL||Status changed to Deprecated||4|
|UND||Status changed from Deprecated to Active||9|
|PANEL||Change in the child elements or conditionality of one or more child elements in the panel or a sub-panel contained in the panel||88|
During this release cycle we continued to prioritize creating LOINC terms and other resources related to SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 testing, documentation, and reporting. We continued to work closely with the CDC, FDA, APHL, laboratories, IVD manufacturers, and other stakeholders to create LOINC content for SARS-CoV-2 laboratory tests, including molecular, antigen, antibody, and culture.
We have updated SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 content almost weekly since January, and sometimes more frequently. All of the LOINC terms related to SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 testing can continue to be found on a dedicated webpage that supports downloads of filtered subsets of these terms (https://loinc.org/sars-cov-2-and-covid-19/). This page includes both released and pre-release terms and is updated as soon as new terms or term edits are made.
A separate page provides guidance for choosing LOINCs for SARS-CoV-2 testing and general FAQs (https://loinc.org/sars-coronavirus-2).
LOINC version 2.69 contains copyrighted content that is used with permission from the organizations documented in the SourceOrganization table. The SourceOrganization table contains 119 rows of data; some organizations are associated with multiple content areas and therefore are represented in multiple rows with unique ID and COPYRIGHT_ID values. Six (6) new unique Source Organizations have been added for version 2.69. URLs for a number of Source Organizations were modified or removed if inactive.
1) Common UCUM codes: this file has moved to a new page on the UCUM website. We removed it from the LOINC release because the contents are not specific to LOINC.
2) LOINC Top 2000+ Lab Observations File and Mapper's Guide: this file has not been updated since LOINC release 2.64. It is still available on the LOINC website, but we decided not to include it in the LOINC release since it is not being updated. We continue to explore new ways to present a common subset of LOINC terms based on more recent lab test frequency data.
Field Name: SPECIES
Formal Definition: Codes detailing which non-human species the term applies to. If blank, "human" is assumed.