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Updated LOINC Newborn Screening AHIC panel 54089-8 (January 19, 2016)

LOINC version 2.54 includes 2 new conditions (MPS I and X-ALD) and their associated tests; new codes for Collection Method - dried blood spot, and Blood Product Given; and revised answer lists for feeding types, infant NICU factors that affect newborn screening results, and interpretations of dried blood spot screening results.

Updated UMLS to Release 2015AB (January 19, 2016)
Updated Information for 2 Conditions (November 2, 2015)
Revised HL7 Annotated Example Message (version 6) (September 4, 2014)

An updated example newborn screening results message that illustrates how to use the HL7 standard (version 2.5.1) and universal LOINC, SNOMED CT, and UCUM codes.

Updated LOINC Newborn Screening AHIC panel 54089-8 (August 26, 2014)

LOINC version 2.48

Corrected XML data file (February 19, 2014)
Updated HL7 page (January 7, 2014)

Added raw HL7 NBS example message based on LOINC version 2.46. Updated information about the PHII NBS laboratory order and result implementation guides. Changed the link for the LOINC NBS panel downloads to allow both .pdf and spreadsheet download directly from the LOINC website.

Updated LOINC Newborn Screening AHIC panel 54089-8 (January 7, 2014)

LOINC version 2.46

Updated LOINC Newborn Screening AHIC panel 54089-8 (July 30, 2013)

LOINC version 2.44

Expansion of the recommended uniform screening panel to include CCHD (April 30, 2013)

The Health and Human Services Secretary adopted the Committee's recommendation to add critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) to the recommended uniform screening panel.

Updated UMLS to Release 2012AB (April 30, 2013)
Updated LOINC Newborn Screening AHIC panel 54089-8 (October 4, 2012)

LOINC version 2.40

Introduced XML data file (November 7, 2011)

The database of conditions, related analytes, and references to clinical medical terminologies has been made available as an XML data file for data-processing use.

Revised HL7 Annotated Example Message (version 5.2) (November 1, 2011)

An updated example newborn screening results message that illustrates how to use the HL7 standard (version 2.5.1) and universal LOINC, SNOMED CT, and UCUM codes.

Revised condition description (November 1, 2011)
Updated LOINC Newborn Screening AHIC panel 54089-8 (November 1, 2011)

LOINC version 2.36 plus updates that will be available in the December 2011 LOINC release (version 2.37)

Revised HL7 Annotated Example Message (October 13, 2011)
Updated Enzyme Code (September 19, 2011)
New SNOMED codes from the US Extension to SNOMED CT (September 19, 2011)
Harmonized analyte names with LOINC (September 19, 2011)
Added non-derivatized MS/MS analytes and mapped to targeted conditions (August 3, 2011)

The non-derivatized (underivatized) tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) test kit method uses 5 new analytes (including 2 ratios) that target newborn screening conditions.

Revised the LOINC AHIC newborn screening panel (August 3, 2011)

Added new codes for analytes and ratios for non-derivatized tandem mass spectrometry testing. In the card data panel, added questions and answer lists for feeding types, and infant and maternal factors that affect newborn screening interpretation.

Revised HL7 Annotated Example Message (May 25, 2011)
Updated LOINC Newborn Screening AHIC panel 54089-8 (May 25, 2011)

LOINC version 2.34 plus updates that will be available in the June 2011 LOINC release

Removal of analytes not relevant to newborn screening (April 20, 2011)
  • Measurement Decatrienoylcarnitine (C10:3): Record removed
  • Measurement Dehydrosebacylcarnitine (C10:1-DC): Record removed
  • Measurement Dehydrosuberylcarnitine (C8:1-DC): Record removed
  • Measurement Dicarboxydodecanoylcarnitine (C12-DC): Record removed
  • Measurement Dicarboxydodecenoylcarnitine (C12:1-DC): Record removed
  • Measurement Dicarboxyoleylcarnitine (C18:1-DC): Record removed
  • Measurement Dicarboxypalmitoleylcarnitine (C16:1-DC): Record removed
  • Measurement Dicarboxypalmitoylcarnitine (C16-DC): Record removed
  • Measurement Dicarboxystearoylcarnitine (C18-DC): Record removed
  • Measurement Dicarboxytetradecanoylcarnitine (C14:1-DC): Record removed
  • Measurement Dicarboxytetradecenoylcarnitine (C14-DC): Record removed
  • Measurement Heptanoylcarnitine (C7): Record removed
  • Measurement Hexenoylcarnitine (C6:1): Record removed
  • Measurement Nonanoylcarnitine (C9): Record removed
  • Measurement Phenylacetylcarnitine (PheC2): Record removed
  • Measurement Salicylylcarnitine (SalC): Record removed
  • Measurement Sebacylcarnitine (C10-DC): Record removed
  • Measurement Suberylcarnitine (C8-DC): Record removed
Clarified Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasias (April 20, 2011)
Additional conditions (April 20, 2011)
Revisions from LOINC (April 20, 2011)
Revised SNOMED CT (UMLS release 2010AB) and ICD codes (April 20, 2011)
Revised Enzyme Commission numbers (April 20, 2011)
Removal of hemoglobin-related and answer-list SNOMED codes (December 14, 2010)
Alignment of analyte names with LOINC (September 30, 2010)
  • Measurement Hemoglobin Barts/Hemoglobin.total (%Hb Bart's): revised Name
  • Measurement Hemoglobin pattern by Electrophoresis: revised Short Name, Name
  • Measurement Hemoglobin pattern by HPLC: revised Name
  • Measurement Hemoglobin pattern by Isoelectric focusing: revised Short Name, Name
  • Measurement Toxoplasma gondii IgM Ab (Tox IgM): revised Name
Codes from the 2010AA release of UMLS (September 8, 2010)
Committee's 2010 expansion of uniform screening panel (September 1, 2010)
New codes from the July 2010 release of SNOMED CT (August 20, 2010)
Corrected OMIM IDs (August 20, 2010)
Revisions from LOINC (April 12, 2010)
New codes from the January 2010 release of SNOMED CT (February 22, 2010)
Revised HL7 Sample Message (February 12, 2010)
New codes from LOINC (February 5, 2010)
Committee recommends SCID for core panel (January 28, 2010)
New codes from LOINC (January 27, 2010)
Revised HL7 Sample Message (January 7, 2010)
New HL7 Sample Message (December 17, 2009)
New and revised codes from LOINC (November 24, 2009)
Debut (September 15, 2009)