Colour - Dynamic NPU Manual

Colour

Definition in words

Component B in system 1 is assigned a clarity category

Systematic terms

Colour 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 NPU17026 Csf—Cerebrospinal fluid; colour(proc.) = ?
Full form with a result NPU17026 Cerebrospinal fluid—Cerebrospinal fluid; colour(procedure) = yellow
Abbreviated form with a result NPU17026 Csf—Cerebrospinal fluid; colour(proc.) = yellow
Written expression The colour of Mr. Smith’s cerebrospinal fluid  is [yellow] The measurement performed according to a procedure and a colour category that are defined by the laboratory.

Clinical Microbiology

 

Example 2
Generic abbreviated form NPU03992 Pt—Semen; colour(proc.) = ?
Full form with a result NPU03992 Patient—Semen; colour(procedure) = white
Abbreviated form with a result NPU03992 Pt—Semen; colour(proc.) = white
Written expression The colour of Mr. Smith’s semen  is [white]. The measurement is performed according to a procedure and a colour category that are 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

        • Colour

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 Reference
1996-01-01 Colour Term established NPU database, https://www.ifcc.org/ifcc-scientific-division/sd-committees/c-npu/npusearch/ and http://www.labterm.dk/default.aspx