Two LOINC codes for one lab-item

Bert Verhees bert.verhees at rosa.nl
Thu Feb 16 03:26:03 EST 2017


Thanks for the confirmation, Thomas.

Bert

Op wo 15 feb. 2017 om 16:22 schreef Thomas Beale <thomas.beale at openehr.org>:

>
> This is in my view also the correct solution and explanation. The only
> thing to add is that these bindings only make sense within archetypes
> specific to particular lab results, e.g. urinalysis or protein, or even
> just creatinine, depending on how the lab results / panels are modelled.
>
> - thomas
>
>
> On 15/02/2017 06:57, David Moner wrote:
> > Bert, I think you have a misconception there.
> >
> > In your example there are not codes for different units. There are
> > codes for different complex concepts: "Creatinine [Mass/volume] in
> > Serum or Plasma"  and "Creatinine [Moles/volume] in Serum or Plasma".
> > You cannot use those codes to code just the units of measurement. The
> > unit codes are pure UCUM: mg/dL and umol/L.
> >
> > In the openEHR archetype you don't need to add a particular binding at
> > the unit level of the dv_quantity. The unit value is already a
> > standard and interoperable code. And as I said before, the LOINC codes
> > are bindings for the container Element that will contain that specific
> > measurement. You only have to model the archetype to match the two
> > possible configurations:
> >
> > choice {
> >   ELEMENT   {     --> Bind to: 2160-0 Creatinine [Mass/volume] in
> > Serum or Plasma
> >      DVQuantity {
> >           unit { "mg/dL}
> >      }
> >   }
> >   ELEMENT   {     --> Bind to: 14682-9 Creatinine [Moles/volume] in
> > Serum or Plasma
> >      DVQuantity {
> >           unit { "umol/L}
> >      }
> >   }
> > }
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> openEHR-clinical mailing list
> openEHR-clinical at lists.openehr.org
>
> http://lists.openehr.org/mailman/listinfo/openehr-clinical_lists.openehr.org
>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.openehr.org/pipermail/openehr-clinical_lists.openehr.org/attachments/20170216/47a662de/attachment-0002.html>


More information about the openEHR-clinical mailing list