Volume content (volume cont.) - Dynamic NPU Manual

Volume content (volume cont.)


Volume cont.

Definition in words

Volume of component B divided by mass of system 1

Definition by equation

Result type

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


pL/kg, nL/kg, µL/kg, mL/kg, L/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
NPU03808 Pt—Blood; vol.cont. = ? mL/kg
Full result NPU03808 Patient—Blood; volume content = 71 mL/kg
Abbreviated result NPU03808 Pt—Blood; vol.cont. = 71 mL/kg
Written expression The volume of blood divided by the mass of Mr. Smith’s body is [71] mL/kg


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 content


  • 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 content Term established