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LOINC Users’ Guide Section 6
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v2024
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Updated
February 2024
This document is the sixth 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 6 describes how LOINC codes are created for different types of documents.

Main sections:

• Introduction to the use of LOINC document type codes

• Relationship to other standards

• Elements of document type codes

• Rules for creating clinical notes from multiple attributes

• Document ontology content in the LOINC distribution

• Future work

• Proposing new LOINC document terms
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