I was wondering what “-” indicates for Property and Scale field LOINC 57803-9. Does it mean we can still use it? I don’t have a lot of experience with LOINC codes so thank you in advance for answering my question. Happy Friday!
Hi Gina, the LOINC you questioned - 57803-9 is an order or panel collection of terms for 3x Occult Blood. Please see the details page of the term to see the two required LOINC results and three conditional terms. The hyphen at the order level indicates the children or results of the panel have a combination of properties. In this instance, Presence, Identifier and Number are different properties in the children.
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