Answer List Search

The Answer List Search screen in RELMA lets you search for matching LOINC Answer Lists.

Answer List Search results on the left pane include the Answer List number, the Answer List name, the Answer List description, the number of answers displayed for the list, and the number of LOINCs that use this Answer List. If one and only one Answer List is selected in the left pane, then the right pane displays the text of each answer and the code for that answer.

Double-clicking on an Answer List Search result (in the left pane) brings up the details for that Answer List.

Additional description and discussion of LOINC Answer Lists is provided in the LOINC Users' Guide.

Answer List Field Names

Users can use the following field names in the search string when using the RELMA Answer List Search tab.

AnswerCode

The code for this answer. To find all the answers with a code of 1 use the query:

AnswerCode:1

AnswerCodeSystem

The code system for this answer. To find all the Answer Lists with a code system of NNDSS use the query:

AnswerCodeSystem:NNDSS

LOINCAnswerListOID

The LOINC OID for this answer list. To find all the Answer Lists that contain "1" in the OID use the query:

LOINCAnswerListOID:*1*

AnswerCount

The count of answers contained in this answer list. For example, to find all the Answer Lists that have 6 answers use the query:

AnswerCount:6

Or, to find all of the lists that include 100 or more answers use the query:

AnswerCount:???*

AnswerDisplayText

The text displayed for the answer. To find all the Answer Lists containing cup use the query:

AnswerDisplayText:cup

AnswerScore

The score for the answer. To find all the answer lists where an answer has a score of 6 use the query:

AnswerScore:6

AnswerSequenceNum

Sequence number for the answers in the answer list. To find all the Answer lists whose sequence includes "9" use the query:

AnswerSequenceNum:9

AnswerString

The LOINC answer (LA) code. To find all the Answer Lists that contain the LA code "LA22482-6" use the query:

AnswerString:LA22482-6

AnswerStringDescription

Answer string detailed description. To find all the Answer Lists whose answers contain infant use the query:

AnswerStringDescription:infant

CodeSystem

Answer List code system. To find all the Answer Lists with a code system containing "I9" use the query:

CodeSystem:I9

ExternalAnswerListOID

External Answer List OID. To find all the Answer Lists whose code system OID starts with "2.16.840.1" use the query:

ExternalAnswerListOID:2.16.840.1*

ExternalListURL

Externally-defined answer list URL. To find all the Answer Lists whose URL is from the CDC use the query:

ExternalListURL:*.cdc.gov*

ExternallyDefined

Allowed values:

True

False

Indicates whether the Answer List is externally-defined. To find all the externally-defined Answer Lists use the query:

ExternallyDefined:true

LoincCount

The count of LOINCs that use this answer list. To find all the Answer Lists used by 100 or more LOINCs use the query:

LoincCount:???*

SourceName

Answer List source name. To search for all the Answer Lists whose source name contains "national" use the query:

SourceName:national

Knowledge Base

Users’ Guide

Search Syntax

RELMA

FAQ