Volume (vol.)

Abbreviation

Vol.

Definition in words

Integral product of length, x, breadth, y and height, z

Definition by equation

Result type

Ratio scale
  • Value sets are positive numerical values (a=nb; a≠nb)
  • Algebraic operations are allowed
Numerical values from 0-∞

Unit

fL, pL, nL, µL, mL, L, mm3, m3, µm3 etc.

Note: Liter (L) is a non-SI unit accepted for use with the SI units.

Reference

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.

Laboratory field

Examples

Clinical Chemistry

 

Example 1
Generic abbreviated
NPU04168 Pt(B)—Erythrocytes; volume(proc.) = ? L
Full form with a result
NPU04168 Patient(Blood)—Erythrocytes; volume(procedure) = 1.5 litre
Abbreviated form with a result NPU04168 Pt(B)—Erythrocytes; volume(proc.) = 1.5 L
Written expression The volume of Erythrocytes in Mr. Smith’s blood  [1.5] L. The measurement is performed according to procedure defined by the laboratory.
Equation


Example 2
Generic abbreviated form
NPU03795 Pt—Blood; vol.(proc.) = ? L
Full form with a result
NPU03795 Patient—Blood; volume(procedure) = 5 litre
Abbreviated form with a result NPU03795 Pt—Blood; vol.(proc.) = 5 L
Written expression The volume of Mr. Smith’s blood  [5] L. The measurement is performed according to procedure defined by the laboratory.
Equation

 

Reproduction and Fertility

Example 3
Generic abbreviated form
NPU03412 Pt—Semen; vol.(proc.) = ? mL
Full form with a result
NPU03412 Patient—Semen; volume(procedure) = 1.5 millilitre
Abbreviated form with a result NPU03412 Pt—Semen; vol.(proc.) = 1.5 mL
Written expression The volume of Mr. Smith’s Semen is [1.5] mL. The measurement is performed according to procedure defined by the laboratory.
Equation
Example 4
Generic abbreviated form
NPU01529 Pt—Cervical mucus; vol. = ? mL
Full form with a result
NPU01529 Patient—Cervical mucus; volume = 50 millilitre
Abbreviated form with a result

NPU01529 Pt—Cervical mucus; vol. = 50 mL

Written expression The volume of Mrs. Smith’s Cervical mucus is [50] mL.
Equation

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

    • Kind-of-quantity

      • Unitary kind-of-quantity

        • Rational unitary kind-of-quantity

          • Volume

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 Volume Term established in the NPU terminology