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On March 11 of last year, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic.
LOINC releases new versions twice a year, usually June and December, although there was talk of changing the release months in the latest spring conference (March 9-12, 2021).

COVID-19 Variant Monitoring

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021 11:21
By now we’ve all heard about COVID-19 variants.
Given the need for new laboratory and clinical terminology codes, driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Spring LOINC conference of 2021 grew by one more day to address a variety of projects and LOINC advancements.

A Watched Pot Never Boils?

  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021 12:18
Have you ever had a project go off track and in trouble? Did any of them happen because of the COVID-19 pandemic?

The LOINC Part XXX: Going PG

  • Wednesday, 20 January 2021 10:33
The letter “X” can stand for so many things.
“Head, shoulders, knees and toes! Knees and Toes!”

COVID-19 testing and LOINC® v2.68

  • Wednesday, 05 August 2020 09:27
Like the change of the seasons, new LOINC versions always come around. LOINC 2.68 is out and available.

COVID-19 Antibody Testing

  • Wednesday, 10 June 2020 09:42
There are various types of testing related to COVID-19, including molecular diagnostic, antibody and antigen testing.
If you are new to the world of healthcare terminologies, you will learn quickly that there are many of them, each with its individual terminology model (content structure and organization), area(s) of focus, release schedule and format, language, and other characteristics.