NPU Terminology

NPU Laboratory Terminology

The NPU terminology is a coding system and terminology for identification and communication of examination results from clinical laboratories in the health area. It identifies types of result values, for use in reporting laboratory results. The definitions have a uniform structure and use a referenced vocabulary.

The NPU terminology covers many fields of laboratory medicine:

  • Clinical allergology
  • Clinical chemistry
  • Clinical immunology and blood banking
  • Clinical microbiology
  • Clinical pharmacology
  • Molecular biology and genetics
  • Reproduction and fertility
  • Thrombosis and hemostasis
  • Toxicology