Newswise — Chicago, IL – July 16, 2017 – The IVD Industry Connectivity Consortium™ (IICC) will present the LIVD™ specification and IICC/IHE LAW Profile™ at the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in San Diego, CA (July 30–August 3) at the IICC booth #1955.
The LIVD™ specification outlines an IVD industry-defined format to facilitate the publication and exchange of LOINC codes for vendor IVD test results, based on either vendor IVD test transmission codes or manual test identification, for use by laboratory personnel or laboratory applications. The new LIVD™ assures that laboratory personnel select the appropriate LOINC codes for vendor IVD test results used by their laboratory. It also allows LIS systems to automatically map the correct IVD vendor test result to a LOINC code.
The LIVD™ specification was a collaborative effort between the IVD Industry Connectivity Consortium, IHE Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (PaLM), Regenstrief Center for Biomedical Informatics, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a result of the Workshops on Promoting Semantic Interoperability of Laboratory Data at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2016. The LIVD™ specification adopts the same definition of interoperability laid out by Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) in its Interoperability Roadmap.
For more information on the IVD Industry Connectivity Consortium and the IICC/IHE Laboratory Analytical Workflow (LAW) go to: www.ivdconnectivity.org
Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) is a database and universal standard for identifying medical laboratory observations. First developed in 1994, it was created and is maintained by the Regenstrief Institute, a US nonprofit medical research organization. LOINC was created in response to the demand for an electronic database for clinical care and management and is publicly available at no cost. Reference labs, healthcare organizations, U.S. federal agencies, insurance companies, software vendors, in vitro diagnostic testing companies, and more than 45,300 registered users from 165 countries use LOINC to move data seamlessly between systems.