Lessons Learned

The mapping of the Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) test catalogue to the pan Canadian LOINC Observation Code Database (pCLOCD) requires extensive preparation of the catalogue
data. The pCLOCD is published in Excel or Access format, it is expected that mapping projects have access to a mapping tool (see Lessons Learned LOINC Mapping – Planning Stage document). LIS data preparation takes time and should be planned for during the initial stages of a Repository project.


Has a mapping strategy been identified? Are there defined and approved mapping criteria?

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