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LOINC Users’ guide Section 2
Version
v2023
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Updated
August 2023
This document is the second section of the Users’ Guide for LOINC, which is an international standard for identifying health measurements, observations and documents such as laboratory and clinical test results. The Users’ Guide section on Major parts of a LOINC term describes the LOINC code and the five or six parts of the Fully Specified Name (FSN) that together form the LOINC term.

Main sections:

• Introduction

• General naming conventions

• Component/Analyte (1st part)

• Kind of Property (also called kind of quantity) (2nd part)

• Time Aspect (point or moment in time vs. time interval) (3rd part)

• System (sample) type (4th part)

• Type of Scale (5th part)

• Type of Method (6th part)
Access LOINC Users’ Guide: 2 - Major parts of a LOINC term v2023

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