Terminology owner/maintenance organisationName, contact details, website
Maintaining Organization – Canada Health Infoway
Toronto Office150 King Street West, Suite 1300 Toronto, Ontario M5H 1J9map of location
Tel.: (416) 979-4606
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Formal name of the code system
|pan-Canadian LOINC Observation Code Database|
Short name or abbreviation of the code system name
|Technical identifier/s for the code system|
Scope/domain statement for the code system
(Official or from HTA)
|LOINC® is the largest reference terminology used for Laboratory and Clinical observations in Canada today. The pan-Canadian LOINC Observation Code Database (pCLOCD) is a Canadian constraint of the larger LOINC terminology and includes example pan-Canadian names for jurisdictional lab viewers and recommended units of measure for use in Canada. The core LOINC components of the pCLOCD are translated to Canadian French. pCLOCD releases contains codes that are specific to use in Canada.|
Link to information about the code system - including how to obtain the content
Arrangement or agreements with HL7 for use of content
|Version management - timing and identification of versions|
The pCLOCD standards is published twice a year. Each version of pCLOCD is distinguished by its unique release number and the LOINC version of the change that is reviewed and incorporated into the pCLOCD.
Release number formatting holds key information about the data. All Releases for all Specification Types will be identified by a unique Release Identifier using the following scheme from the Product Release Management Policies:
Rxx.yy.zz (ER)_LOINCn where:
The format of the release number is RXX.YY.ZZ. E.g. R05.11.00_2.67
IP Information and Licensing Information
Infoway manages access to the CodeSystem by users accepting the following agreement(s):
HL7 users of this information - which HL7 products use this link (if known)
Process to request content change
For information on requesting new codes, pleases refer to information from Canada Health Infoway here.
Other useful Information
Core LOINC components of the pCLOCD are translated to Canadian French.
pCLOCD uses the UCUM standard for measurement units.
Information current as at (date)