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LOINC Users’ Guide
LOINC is an international standard for identifying health measurements, observations and documents. This enables users to identify data in electronic records and exchange records between systems.

The LOINC Users’ Guide explains how LOINC was developed and provides detailed guidance on its use.

Main sections:

• Major parts of a LOINC term

• Special cases

• Claims attachments

• Document ontology

• Panels (batteries)

• Evolving principles for naming collections

• Additional content in the LOINC distribution

• Standardized assessment measures

• Editorial policies and procedures

• Recommendations for best practices in using and mapping to LOINC
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