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Elva Knight

Elva Knight

Elva Knight, MT, ASCP has been a member of the 3M HDD team since 1998. She is a certified medical technologist with the American Society of Clinical Pathology, and medical microbiology has continued to be her primary area of focus throughout her career in various hospital, reference lab, and information system settings. Elva assists customers with their laboratory and microorganism data standardization which includes mapping to LOINC and SNOMED CT, and participates in other terminology development and implementation projects. Elva’s interests are in developing and keeping the microorganism and other clinical knowledge domains up to date in the HDD.


 Fun Facts

In my spare time, I like to: camp in the mountains, walk in surf pools, laugh with friends or family

Top choice for next vacation: Sawtooth Mountains, Idaho

What did you want to be when you grew up: a missionary in darkest Africa

Latest from Elva Knight

Mapping Specimens to SNOMED CT

  • Wednesday, 03 October 2018 15:06
Accurate deciphering of a medical laboratory specimen is crucial to the correct set up of the media/instrument prior to testing.
Microbiology lab mapping often brings hand wringing and head banging...

Accurate Zika virus reporting using LOINC

  • Wednesday, 03 August 2016 14:57
The current Zika virus outbreak requires new entries to be created in laboratory information systems for the associated testing. Positive Zika virus results need to be reported to local, state and federal public health departments, and there are multiple LOINC terms depending on the details of the assay. Consider the following information as…