More than just a database, LOINC is a growing global community
LOINC is grown in Indiana, USA, but LOINC users come from all over the world!
Many kinds of people and organizations use LOINC to share and aggregate health data, including large reference laboratories, healthcare organizations, software vendors, federal agencies, NGOs, insurance companies, in vitro diagnostic manufacturers, ministries of health, regional health information networks, national standards bodies, and more.
Translations enable international adoption
LOINC content and documentation have been translated into many languages to meet the needs of different jurisdictions. Regenstrief has developed a mechanism to make the process more efficient for our translators by using the atomic parts that a LOINC term is composed of.
Both RELMA and SearchLOINC have multilingual searching capabilities.
Use LOINC Translations
You can use LOINC Translations at no cost in our search programs and within our LOINC download.
- LOINC Linguistic Variants are included in the Complete LOINC File
Help expand LOINC's reach with translations. See our guide on how to participate.
Available Linguistic Variants
Visit each translation for more information including downloads and credits.
|Flag||IETF Tag||Language Name||Translator(s)|
|Lin Zhang, A LOINC volunteer from China|
|National IT Institute for HealthCare (Nictiz)|
|Regenstrief Institute Inc.|
|Estonian E-Health Foundation|
|Jean M. Prevost, MD, Biopathology|
|Canada Health Infoway Inc.|
|ASIP Santé (Agence des systèmes d'information partagés de santé)|
|Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg on behalf of the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM)|
|Efstratia Kontaxi, MD, MSc, and Evripidis Stefanidis, MD, with technical support from Panagiotis Kontaxis, Diploma of Electrical and Computer Engineering.|
|Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche|
|Korean Ministry for Health, Welfare, and Family Affairs|
|Polish Society of Laboratory Diagnostics|
|HL7 Brazil Institute|
|Yaroslavl State Medical Academy|
|Conceptum Medical Terminology Center|
|Manuel Aragonés. Deep Dive Data Science.|
|the Clinical Laboratory Committee of SERVICIO EXTREMEÑO DE SALUD, with the support of BITAC MAP.|
|LOINC Turkish Translation Group and the Turkish Ministry of Health|
|Development of Ukrainian content is going on under the stewardship of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, National Health service of Ukraine with support of multiple stakeholders and donors|