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ready Logical Observation Identifier Names and Codes


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LOINC is a common language (set of identifiers, names, and codes) for clinical and laboratory observations. LOINC is a catalog of measurements, including laboratory tests, clinical measures like vital signs and anthropomorphic measures, standardized survey instruments, and more. LOINC enables the exchange and aggregation of clinical results for care delivery, outcomes management, and research by providing a set of universal codes and structured names to unambiguously identify things you can measure or observe.

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Record updated: May 10, 2017, 7:01 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.


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  • HSN2762008000006C (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

  • HHSN276201400138P (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

  • HHSN276201400239P (U.S. National Library of Medicine)


Combining laboratory data sets from multiple institutions using the logical observation identifier names and codes (LOINC).

Baorto DM,Cimino JJ,Parvin CA,Kahn MG
Int J Med Inform 1998

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Enabling international adoption of LOINC through translation.

Vreeman DJ,Chiaravalloti MT,Hook J,McDonald CJ
J Biomed Inform 2012

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Supporting interoperability of genetic data with LOINC.

Deckard J,McDonald CJ,Vreeman DJ
J Am Med Inform Assoc 2015

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