The JLAC Coding System for Clinical Laboratory Tests

Dongchon Kang

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Clinical laboratory data are essential for the diagnosis of and therapy for patients in hospital. In addition to such direct clinical use in hospitals, the collected personal clinical laboratory data have been recognized as very important for the life-long health care of individual patients. Furthermore, the data derived from a large number of patients are utilized for epidemiological studies and safety evaluation of new drugs. For the above-mentioned secondary use, laboratory data which are obtained at different times and in different facilities must be comparable. Recently, a huge amount of medical information has been accumulated and utilized as "big data" for the development of national healthcare and life science industries. Under these circumstances, the JLAC, a coding system of laboratory tests developed and maintained by JSLM, is attracting increasing attention for the spatial and temporal comparison of laboratory test data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-132
Number of pages4
JournalRinsho byori. The Japanese journal of clinical pathology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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