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Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC®)

The purpose of LOINC® is to facilitate the exchange and pooling of clinical results for clinical care, outcomes management, and research by providing a set of universal codes and names to identify laboratory and other clinical observations. The Regenstrief Institute, Inc, an internationally renowned healthcare and informatics research organization, maintains the LOINC database and supporting documentation, and the RELMA mapping program.