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What Can LOINC Do for SDTM?

LOINC is an internationally recognized classification system and is often requested in regulatory data submissions to provide context to clinical measurement data such as Labs and ECG. Ed Chappell of Formedix identifies how LOINC can benefit SDTM, with LOINC differing from other classification systems in that it offers unique codes, with only the code being required to identify the test. LOINC also provides the option of more granular and reliable grouping of results for analysis and reporting, as each lab test is identified.