Silver Book

Compendium of Terminology and Nomenclature of Properties Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Recommendations 2016, IFCC|IUPAC Silver Book, 2nd edition, prepared for publication by G. Férard, R. Dybkaer, X. Fuentes-Arderiu, RSC Publishing, 2017; https://doi.org/10.1039/9781782622451

 

Standardized terminology was presented by IUPAC and by IFCC in 1967 and is now updated by this second edition of the Silver Book 2017 which gives recommendations for the clinical laboratory requests and reports, thus ensuring clear meaning and accuracy. The Nomenclature for Properties and Units (NPU) adheres to international standards of metrology and of terminology, in particular the International System of Quantities (ISQ) and International System of Units (SI), the International vocabulary of metrology – basic and general concepts and associated terms (VIM), and also to an outline for a vocabulary of nominal properties and examinations. The NPU format applies to multiple disciplines, including clinical allergology, clinical chemistry, clinical haematology, clinical immunology and blood banking, clinical microbiology, clinical pharmacology, molecular biology and genetics, reproduction and fertility, thrombosis and haemostasis, and toxicology. The present Leaflet recalls the definitions of the concepts used to express a property of a person. The aim of this comprehensive summary is to promote the proper NPU terminology for reliable exchange of person examination data, thus improving person information, comparative and epidemiological studies, and interoperability in the eHealth domain.

 

Concise Summary
A 4-page concise summary (PDF) recalls the definitions of the concepts used to express a property of a person. The aim of this comprehensive summary is to promote the proper NPU terminology for reliable exchange of person examination data, thus improving person information, comparative and epidemiological studies, and interoperability in the eHealth domain. It was prepared by the IFCC-IUPAC Committee-Subcommittee on Nomenclature for Properties and Units (C-SC-NPU) and published as the centerfold of the April 2017 issue of Chemistry International.

 

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