LOINC version 2.77 is now available

February 27, 2024

LOINC version 2.76 patches errors identified in 2.75 concepts

September 18, 2023

Notice of forthcoming LOINC hotfix release (updated)

August 25, 2023

LOINC version 2.75 adds almost 2,000 new concepts

August 15, 2023

LOINC version 2.74 is now available

February 22, 2023

LOINC version 2.73 is now available

August 8, 2022

Announcing new features for LOINC’s Terminology Service using HL7® FHIR®

April 21, 2022—Enhancements include resource versioning plus translations and alternate names using FHIR designations.

LOINC version 2.72 is now available

February 16, 2022

LOINC version 2.71 is now available for free download

August 24, 2021

LOINC Version 2.70 is now available for free download

June 10, 2021—LOINC version 2.70 is now available for download from the LOINC website.

Letter from LOINC’s new executive director

January 15, 2021

LOINC Version 2.69 and RELMA Version 7.2 are now available

December 15, 2020

LOINC honors Lin Zhang for contributions to advancement of health data interoperability

November 20, 2020

Enabling the digital transformation of healthcare: A Joint Initiative Council white paper

July 10, 2020—The Joint Initiative Council for Global Health Informatics Standardization (JIC) has published a white paper explaining how its nine health informatics standards development organizations (SDOs) have been working together to help transform the global healthcare system into one that’s digital with the goal of precise and real-time exchange of information based on full interoperability enabled by global standards.

LOINC Version 2.68 and RELMA Version 7.1 are now available

June 17, 2020

Cancelation of in-person events at 2020 LOINC Conference in Indianapolis

March 6, 2020—Due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus situation, in-person events at the 2020 LOINC Conference in Indianapolis have been canceled. Committee meetings will be held online in an abbreviated format.

Coronavirus surveillance: Regenstrief team creating unique codes for disease tracking

February 5, 2020

Experts urge use of LOINC to standardize WHO Essential Diagnostics List

January 6, 2020

LOINC Version 2.67 and RELMA Version 7.0 are now available

December 13, 2019

LOINC leadership announcement

September 13, 2019

LOINC Version 2.66 and RELMA Version 6.25 are now available

June 21, 2019

LOINC honors Lorie Carey for contributions to advancement of health data interoperability

June 10, 2019

LOINC Version 2.65 and RELMA Version 6.24 are now available

December 14, 2018

LOINC's new FHIR server provides programmatic access to LOINC content

September 2, 2018—Users can now retrieve LOINC content programmatically with a new terminology server using HL7's FHIR API.

LOINC releases new 'Guide for Using LOINC Microbiology Terms'

August 17, 2018—LOINC has unveiled a new resource to help users choose the correct LOINC code for microbiology and infectious disease laboratory tests.

LOINC honors Pamela D. Banning for contributions to advancement of health data interoperability

June 27, 2018

LOINC Version 2.64 and RELMA Version 6.23 are now available

June 15, 2018

FDA working group releases recommendations for LOINC in regulatory applications

February 1, 2018

Errors in LOINC 2.63

January 19, 2018

LOINC Version 2.63 and RELMA Version 6.22 are now available

December 15, 2017—Details on the new items available in the LOINC 2.63 and RELMA 6.22 releases.

LOINC celebrates World Standards Week

October 14, 2017—Oct. 14 is the annual World Standards Day, kicking off a week-long celebration of standards like LOINC.

LOINC Version 2.61 and RELMA Version 6.20 Available

June 23, 2017—Details on the new items available in LOINC 2.61 and RELMA 6.19 releases.

LOINC honors Susan Matney for contributions to advancement of health data interoperability

June 21, 2017—Susan Matney, PhD was presented with the LOINC Award for Distinguished Contributions at the annual LOINC meeting in June 2017.

New specification available for IVD vendors to link their test codes to LOINC

June 1, 2017—IICC announces the LIVD specification for digital publication of LOINC to vendor IVD test results in clinical laboratories.

Beta Edition of Draft LOINC-SNOMED CT Mappings and Expression Associations Now Available

April 4, 2017—Regenstrief Institute and SNOMED International are very pleased to announce that the March 2017 Beta Edition LOINC/SNOMED CT Expression Association and Map Sets - Technology Preview is now available.

LOINC Version 2.59 and RELMA Version 6.18 Available

February 22, 2017—While this new version does not contain any new LOINC terms since last release, it does provide key updates to existing terms.

LOINC Version 2.58 and RELMA Version 6.17 Available

December 22, 2016—LOINC version 2.58 adds over 2,500 new terms. The new 6.17 version of RELMA has new HIPAA Attachments features.

RELMA Version 6.15 Now Available

September 12, 2016—New software version patches bugs found since June 2016 release.

LOINC Award Honors Outstanding Contributors to Advancement of Health Data Interoperability

June 30, 2016—Two long-time members of the LOINC community are inaugural recipients of the LOINC Award for Distinguished Contributions.

LOINC Version 2.56 and RELMA Version 6.14 Available

June 24, 2016

Alpha (phase 3) Edition of Draft LOINC-SNOMED CT Mappings and Expression Associations Now Available

April 2, 2016

New LOINC Codes for reporting pharmacogenomics results can enable evidence-based clinical decision making

January 22, 2016

Updated LOINC 2.54 Linguistic Variants File published

January 11, 2016

Regenstrief Job Opening - .Net Software Developer

January 7, 2016

Updated LOINC 2.54 Panels and Forms File published

December 31, 2015

Regenstrief Job Opening - LOINC I Content Developer

December 24, 2015

LOINC Version 2.54 and RELMA Version 6.12 Available

December 22, 2015

LOINC Codes for increased standardization of test description

September 24, 2015

Expanded Set of Draft LOINC-SNOMED CT Mappings and Expression Associations Now Available

September 1, 2015

New Universal Nursing Management Codes Can Enlighten Staffing and Environmental Decisions

July 17, 2015

LOINC Version 2.52 and RELMA Version 6.10 Available

June 30, 2015

Rebooted LOINC User Forum is now live

March 27, 2015

LOINC Version 2.50 and RELMA Version 6.8 Available

December 22, 2014

Draft LOINC-SNOMED CT Mappings and Expression Associations Now Available

October 27, 2014

LOINC Version 2.48 and RELMA Version 6.6 Available

June 27, 2014

LOINC Premium Membership Now Live!

May 15, 2014

New LOINC Common Orders Project Launched within the S&I Framework

January 8, 2014

LOINC Version 2.36 and RELMA Version 5.3 Available

December 27, 2013

LOINC Version 2.46 and RELMA Version 6.4 Available

December 26, 2013

RSNA and Regenstrief Institute launch effort to unify radiology procedure naming

November 26, 2013

New Regenstrief and IHTSDO agreement to make EMRs more effective at improving health care

September 19, 2013

LOINC Version 2.44 and RELMA Version 6.2 Available

June 29, 2013

LOINC Version 2.42 and RELMA Version 6.0 Available

December 28, 2012

Upcoming Changes for December 2012 and Future Releases

November 14, 2012

Regenstrief launches Community Mapping Repository and Asks for Contributions of Existing Mappings to LOINC

September 19, 2012

Regenstrief and IHTSDO start collaborative efforts

July 12, 2012

LOINC Version 2.40 and RELMA Version 5.8 Available

July 2, 2012

New SI Version of the LOINC Top 2000+ Lab Observations

July 1, 2012

RELMA Version 5.6 Now Available

January 30, 2012

LOINC - A Lingua Franca Critical for Electronic Medical Records and Health Information Exchange

December 22, 2011

LOINC Version 2.38 and RELMA Version 5.5 Available

November 30, 2011

HL7 and Regenstrief Institute Sign Statement of Understanding

November 29, 2011

Table of Example UCUM Codes for Electronic Messaging Version 1.1 Now Available

October 12, 2011

Table of Example UCUM Codes for Electronic Messaging Now Available

September 28, 2011

LOINC.org Reaches 10,000 Member Milestone!

February 28, 2011

RELMA Version 5.1 Available

February 17, 2011

LOINC Version 2.34 and RELMA Version 5.0 Available

December 29, 2010

Regenstrief Launches New Web LOINC Search Tool

June 30, 2010

Regenstrief Releasing Updated Lingua Franca for Electronic Health Info Exchange

June 30, 2010