LOINC Prerelease Terms


These codes are currently under development by the LOINC team, and are subject to change prior to inclusion in a public release. It is possible that they may not be published in the next, or any, public release. They are provided here for informational purposes only.


Special Use codes are developed in response to an urgent or emergent situation. These codes are based on the most up to date information available at the time of their creation. They have undergone the normal QA terminology process. LOINC supports their use in the unique situation that resulted in their rapid creation. However, be aware that downstream users may not be ready to handle prerelease codes until they are published in an official release.

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Created On LOINC Long Common Name Special Use Component Prop Time System Scale Method Shortname
2021-01-07 96742-2 SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) IgG Ab [Mass/volume] in Serum or Plasma by Immunoassay SARS coronavirus 2 Ab.IgG MCnc Pt Ser/Plas Qn IA SARS-CoV-2 IgG SerPl IA-mCnc
2021-01-06 96741-4 SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) variant [Type] in Specimen by Sequencing SARS coronavirus 2 variant Type Pt XXX Nom Sequencing SARS-CoV-2 variant Spec Seq
2020-12-18 96736-4 COVID-19 Procedure note COVID19+Procedure note Find Pt {Setting} Doc {Role} COVID19 Proced note
2020-12-18 96737-2 COVID-19 Consultation note COVID19+Consultation note Find Pt {Setting} Doc {Role} COVID19 Consult note
2020-12-18 96740-6 COVID-19 note COVID19 note Find Pt {Setting} Doc {Role} COVID19 note
2020-12-18 96739-8 Telehealth COVID-19 note COVID19 note Find Pt Telehealth Doc {Role} Telehealth COVID19 note
2020-12-18 96738-0 COVID-19 letter COVID19 letter Find Pt {Setting} Doc {Role} COVID19 letter

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