Mass increment (mass incr.) - Dynamic NPU Manual

Mass increment (mass incr.)


Mass incr.

Definition in words

Increase of mass of component B in system 1

Definition by equation

Systematic terms

Mass increment of component B in system 1

Result type

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


mg, g, kg, etc.


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


Clinical Chemistry

Generic abbreviated
NPU03805 Pt—Body; mass incr.(proc.) = ? kg
Full result NPU03805 Patient—Body; mass increment(procedure) = 4 kilogram
Abbreviated result NPU03805 Pt—Body; mass incr.(proc.) = 4 kg
Written expression The mass increment of Mr. Smith’s body is [4] kg. The measurement is performed according to procedure defined by the laboratory.


  • Kind-of-property

    • Nominal kind-of-property

    • Kind-of-quantity

      • Unitary kind-of-quantity

        • Rational unitary kind-of-quantity


  • 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 Mass increment Term established