This section last updated: 2022-02-16 (4 months ago)
When you need to query the LOINC database for details on a particular LOINC, available panels, etc, this simplified screen provides access to all of the LOINC searching functionality within RELMA.
Enter one or more keywords for your search. The search string must follow the syntax described in the Syntax section of this documentation. The field names listed in the LOINC Field Names section of this documentation can also be used in the search string.
Applying this filter limits the results to LOINCs with properties and units that are compatible with the units specified. For example, specifying "mg/dL" could return LOINCs with the units (and compatible properties) "mg/dL", "g/L", "MCnc", etc. but would not return LOINCs with incompatible properties or units ("SCnc", "g", "Find", "%", etc.)
The "Filter" drop down list allows you to easily limit your search space to one of three pre-defined sets of common LOINC codes.
|No Limits||Use this option to search the full LOINC space. No additional filtering of results will be performed.|
|Lab Terms Only||When this option is selected, only lab specific terms will be returned from a search. This option is equvilant to adding +labtest:true to your search string|
|Common Labs US||When this option is selected, only terms that are part of the LOINC Top 2000+ US Observations will be returned from a search. This option is equivilant to adding +commonlabresult:true to your search string.|
|Common Labs SI||When this option is selected, only terms that are part of the LOINC Top 2000+ SI Observations will be returned from a search. This option is equivilant to adding +commonsilabresult:true to your search string.|
The "Search Type" drop down list allows you choose a specific search strategy.
|Standard||With this option RELMA uses a straight keyword based search. With type of search you have the full power of the SOLR search engine available.|
|Lab Automapper||With this option RELMA will use the same search algorithm as the RELMA Lab Auto Mapper. The Auto Mapper search performs additional processing to identify matching LOINC Parts in your search string so it can narrow down the list of matching LOINCs.|
|Clinical Automapper||This option is similar to the Lab Automapper options but the search strategy has been optimized for clinical terms.|
In a case where your search text does not provide any results, a message notifying you that no results were found, will be provided temporarily in the search text box. The message will be in the form of "No Results Found For [your text]".
Documentation regarding the vast syntax that can be used with searches in RELMA (and the web-based SearchLOINC) can be found in the specified LOINC KB section.