Clarity

Definition in words

Component B in system 1 is assigned a clarity category

Systematic terms

Clarity of component B in system 1
Nominal descrption
  • Value sets are words
  • Algebraic operations are not allowed
  • Possible comparison of value sets (a=b; a≠b)

Special rule(s) in the NPU syntax 

“Procedure” is stated in the specification to the kind-of-property in the NPU definition

“Procedure” indicates that the measurement procedure must be stated somewhere else than the NPU code and there may be difficulties in comparing values for the same NPU code.

Reference

  1. Nordin G, Dybkaer R, Forsum U, Fuentes-Arderiu X, Pontet F. Vocabulary on nominal property, examination, and related concepts for clinical laboratory sciences (IFCC-IUPAC Recommendations 2017). Pure and Applied Chemistry. 2017:23.
  2. Ferard G, Dybkaer R, Fuentes-Arderiu X. Compendium of Terminology and Nomenclature of Properties in Clinical Laboratory Sciences : Recommendations 2016. 1 ed: Royal Society of Chemistry; 2016. 182 p. Doi:10.1039/9781782622451.

Laboratory field

Examples

Clinical Chemistry

 

 

Example 1
Generic abbreviated form NPU20196 U—Urine; clarity(proc.) = ?
Full form with a result NPU20196 Urine—Urine; clarity(procedure) = cloudy (turbid)
Abbreviated form with a result NPU20196 U—Urine; clarity(proc.) = cloudy (turbid)
Written expression The clarity of Mrs. Smith’s Urine is [cloudy (turbid)], according to a clarity category defined by the laboratory. The examination is perfomed according to a procedure defined by the laboratory.

Reproduction and Fertility

 

 

Example 2
Generic abbreviated form NPU03407 Pt—Semen; clarity(proc.) = ?
Full form with a result NPU03407 Patient—Semen; clarity(procedure) = clear
Abbreviated form with a result NPU03407 Pt—Semen; clarity(proc.) = clear
Written expression The clarity of Mr. Smith’s Semen is [clear], according to a clarity category defined by the laboratory. The examination is perfomed according to a procedure defined by the laboratory.

Reference

NPU database, https://www.ifcc.org/ifcc-scientific-division/sd-committees/c-npu/npusearch/ and http://www.labterm.dk/default.aspx
  • Kind-of-property

    • Nominal kind-of-property

      • Category

        • Clarity

Reference

  • Dybkaer R. Concept system on ‘quantity’: formation and terminology. Accredit Qual Assur. 2013;18(3):253-60.
  • Dybkaer R. ISO terminological analysis of the VIM3 concepts ‘quantity’ and ‘kind-of-quantity’. Metrologia. 2010;47(3):127-34.
Date Term Note
1996-01-01 Clarity Term established