Standardizing laboratory data by mapping to LOINC.

  title={Standardizing laboratory data by mapping to LOINC.},
  author={Agha N. Khan and Stanley P. Griffith and Catherine Moore and Dorothy Russell and Arnulfo C. Rosario and Jeanne Bertolli},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA},
  volume={13 3},
The authors describe a pilot project to standardize local laboratory data at five Indian Health Service (IHS) medical facilities by mapping laboratory test names to Logical Observation Identifier Names and Codes (LOINC). An automated mapping tool was developed to assign LOINC codes. At these sites, they were able to map from 63% to 76% of the local active laboratory tests to LOINC using the mapping tool. Eleven percent to 27% of the tests were mapped manually. They could not assign LOINC codes… CONTINUE READING

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