07/24/2020: Lab Advisory: Updated LOINC In-Vitro Diagnostic (LIVD) Test Code Mapping for SARS-CoV-2 Test Results

CDC's Laboratory Outreach Communication System (LOCS)

Audience: Clinical Laboratory Professionals

Subject: Lab Advisory: Updated LOINC In-Vitro Diagnostic (LIVD) Test Code Mapping for SARS-CoV-2 Test Results

Level: Laboratory Advisory

On Friday, July 24, CDC updated the LOINC In Vitro Diagnostic (LIVD) Test Code Mapping for SARS-CoV-2 Tests to include new data elements in the “LOINC Mapping” tab:

  • Testkit Name ID
  • Testkit Name ID Type
  • LOINC Order Code
  • LOINC Order Code Long Name
  • LOINC Version ID

Additionally, the updated version includes a new “LOINC Mapping Columns” tab, which contains the column descriptions from the LIVD Spreadsheet Guidance document.

Required Data Elements:

CDC’s update aligns with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) guidancepdf iconexternal icon related to laboratory test result reporting as specified in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The additional data elements provided in the LIVD mapping are required for the transmission of complete SARS-CoV-2  laboratory testing data to the CDC or the HHS Secretary’s designee.

Online resources:

If you have any questions, please contact us at LOCS@cdc.gov.

Thank you,

The Laboratory Outreach Communication System

Laboratory Outreach Communication System | Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS)

Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

LOCS@cdc.gov

www.cdc.gov/csels/dls/locs

Page last reviewed: July 24, 2020