This was helpful but still implies that some sort of terminology service is
required

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On Thu, 16 Feb 2017 at 08:35, Ian McNicoll <i...@freshehr.com> wrote:

> This does raise some interesting issues about querying loinc codes. It
> looks to me right now that you can't easily search for 'serum creatinine'
> without including multiple codes or by using some sort of loinc aware
> terminology service which understands the internal relationships. Does
> anyone have experience with querying loinc?
>
> Ian
> On Thu, 16 Feb 2017 at 08:26, Bert Verhees <bert.verh...@rosa.nl> wrote:
>
> Thanks for the confirmation, Thomas.
>
> Bert
>
> Op wo 15 feb. 2017 om 16:22 schreef Thomas Beale <thomas.be...@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}
> >      }
> >   }
> > }
>
>
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