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Re: [Gnumed-devel] More lab test result considerations: groupings

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] More lab test result considerations: groupings
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 12:14:02 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)

On Sun, Feb 10, 2008 at 10:53:09AM -0800, James Busser wrote:

> The lab results in BC CA include the HL7 message segment OBR 004  
> "Universal Service ID" of the form "Test code^Test name" for example  
> "LYTE^Electrolytes".
> The thing to note is that a *single test code* can represent *multiple 
> results* that will be received.

I think we are misinterpreting the LOINC code. The LOINCs
are simply other labels for "things". In a sense they are
like Esperanto. What we call Natrium and you call Sodium is
both LOINC-2951-2 such that we can know what each other
means w/o having to know that Sodium == Natrium in an
English to German sense.

The LOINC code for an LYTEs OBR means just that: this is a

It does NOT mean: a LYTEs OBR includes Sodium and Potassium.

GPG key ID E4071346 @
E167 67FD A291 2BEA 73BD  4537 78B9 A9F9 E407 1346

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