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Laboratory test nomenclature updated in Finland
On June 5, 2023, the updated version of the Finnish laboratory test nomenclature (Laboratoriotutkimusnimikkeistö) was published by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) to come into force on July 1, 2023.
The nomenclature covers studies in clinical chemistry, clinical physiology, clinical microbiology, clinical neurophysiology, genetics, and pathology and is used to unify coding laboratory procedures in Finland. The Laboratory test nomenclature is also used to code the tests in private settings with coverage from the national public payor (KELA).
A total of 138 new codes were introduced in the updated version. Some examples of newly introduced codes are provided below:
- 6661 Hepatitis C virus, genotyping;
- 6687 Li-Neuronal glutamate decarboxylase (GAD), antibodies;
- 6697 S-Phospholipase A2 receptor, antibodies;
- 6723 P-Enterovirus, nucleic acid (qual);
- 6730 Multiresistant Gram-negative rods, cultivation.
The letter before the code name indicates the sample type: P - plasma, S - serum, Li – cerebrospinal fluid.
See the full details in Finnish here.
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