San Clemente, CA – March 18, 2021 — The IVD Industry Connectivity Consortium today announced the release of LOINC® to Vendor IVD (LIVD) Specification V2.0. LIVD outlines an industry-defined format to facilitate the publication and exchange of LOINC codes for vendor IVD test results, based on either vendor IVD test transmission codes or manual test…

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Call for IVD Instrument LIVD Catalogs

The IVD Industry Connectivity Consortium NFP is collaborating with Deloitte in conducting a pilot for the FDA SHIELD (Systemic Harmonization and Interoperability Enhancement for Laboratories) initiative, which includes an investigation on the use of LIVD by clinical laboratories. IICC is reaching out to see if IVD manufacturers can provide full LIVD catalogs for their instruments,…

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HHS and FDA launch COVID-19 At-Anywhere Diagnostics Design-A-Thon

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launch the “COVID-19 At-Anywhere Diagnostics Design-A-Thon”, an initiative to help develop technical innovations to help fight COVID-19. Capturing diagnostic data from COVID-19 tests is of paramount importance to guide an evidence-based pandemic response at the local, state, and…

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U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) mandates use of IICC’s Laboratory In Vitro Diagnostics (LIVD) standard for COVID-19 laboratory testing data reporting

On June 4, 2020 the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) issued a guideline requiring that all COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) related laboratory testing data be reported using the appropriate LOINC and SNOMED codes, as defined by the IICC’s Laboratory In Vitro Diagnostics (LIVD) test code mapping. https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/covid-19-laboratory-data-reporting-guidance.pdf LIVD (digital format for publication of  LOINC…

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