NPU Terminology

Results of an International Survey on Laboratory Terminology

The NPU Terminology Steering Committee recently conducted a survey among the national society members of IFCC. The survey aimed to establish the extent to which there is a national system of laboratory terminology in use in each country. The headline findings from the survey are:

  • Uncertainty about the status of laboratory terminology in many countries
  • Lack of education and training in laboratory terminology in most countries
  • Recognition of the importance of systematic laboratory terminology
  • Agreement on arrange of educational support to improve knowledge and understanding

The full results of the survey may be found here.