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LOINC Users’ Guide Section 11
Version
v2021
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Open
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Active
Updated
June 2021
This document is the eleventh section of the Users’ Guide for LOINC. LOINC is an international standard for identifying health measurements, observations and documents such as laboratory and clinical test results.

Section 11 explains how LOINC handles changes in the standards and publishes LOINC codes.

Main sections:

• Concept orientation and LOINC name changes

• Classification of LOINC term status

• Concept persistence and term deprecation

• Publication of LOINC codes in advance of official releases

• File versioning and naming
Access LOINC Users’ Guide: 11 – Editorial policies and procedures v2021

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