CMT Common Laboratory Procedures Problem List Subset

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This problem list subset includes the most common laboratory procedure concepts in use at KP (Kaiser Permanente) that are mapped to both CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) and LOINC (Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes). There are 347 concepts in this file. SNOMED CT (Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine – Clinical Terms) concepts are based on the January 2014 International Release.


CMT stands for Convergent Medical Terminology. It is a set of clinician and patient friendly terminology, linked to US and international interoperability standards, and related vocabulary development tools and utilities. Developed by Kaiser Permanente over many years for use within its health-IT systems, CMT now includes more than 75,000 concepts.

The terminology itself was developed by doctors, nurses, specialists, and pharmacists working together with IT. The tools and utilities were created by technology specialists with input from those clinicians every step of the way. It was developed to extend and link published standards that have now been adopted by the U.S. government. The development and implementation of CMT was difficult and time consuming at first. It was a strategic investment as part of Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to improving the quality of care.

In September 2010 Kaiser Permanente, the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO) and the US Department of Health and Human Services jointly announced Kaiser Permanente’s donation of their CMT content and related tooling to the IHTSDO. The donation consists of terminology content already developed, a set of tools to help create and manage terminology and processes to control the quality of terminology that is developed. CMT also includes mappings to classifications and standard vocabularies including SNOMED CT.

CMT can be incorporated in the underlying architecture of health-IT systems to support data flow between health care providers, as it is in Kaiser Permanente today. It provides uniform concept definitions so that systems used for labs, vaccines, observations, and other medical data can communicate with each other in a common language, making data transferable between systems and among care teams. CMT allows care teams to interact with health information technology systems by providing more familiar names and descriptions so that they can coordinate with each other in an easy to understand way. Because CMT links to U.S. national standard vocabularies and code sets, such as SNOMED CT and ICD-9-CM, health data created using CMT’s clinician-friendly language can be translated as needed to standards required for quality measurement, statistical reporting, and health care reimbursement.

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John Snow Labs; Kaiser Permanente, International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization (IHTSDO), U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM);

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CMT Laboratory Procedures, Kaiser Permanente, IHTSDO, International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation, SNOMED CT Subsets, CMT Lab Problem Lists, SNOMED Subsets, CPT Mapping, LOINC Mapping

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Convergent Medical Terminology Common Lab Procedures Subset, CMT Common Lab Procedures Subset Mapping to CPT, CMT Common Lab Procedures Subset Mapping to LOINC, Kaiser Permanente CMT Common Lab Procedures Subset

Parent_SNOMEDCT_IdThis is only present when the concept is a SNOMED CT Extensionintegerlevel : Nominal
SNOMEDCT_Concept_IdThis is the SNOMED CT identifier of the concept. If the concept is a SNOMED CT Extension, the SCTID is in KP namespace.integerrequired : 1 level : Nominal
SNOMEDCT_Fully_Specified_NameFully specified name of the conceptstringrequired : 1
Concept_Preferred_TermPreferred term of the conceptstringrequired : 1
KP_Clinician_Display_NameKP (Kaiser Permanente) clinician display name of the conceptstringrequired : 1
LOINC_CodeThis is the LOINC (Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes) mapping of the concept.stringrequired : 1
CPT_CodeThis is the CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) mapping of the concept. This mapping represents direct, one to one mapping from the concept to the CPT code(s). When multiple CPT codes are required, it is delimited by a "/".stringrequired : 1
KP_Patient_Display_NameKP (Kaiser Permanente) patient display name of the conceptstringrequired : 1
59048000Mono test (procedure)Mono testMono test12221-886308Mono test
16254007Lipid panel (procedure)Lipid panelLipid panel57698-380061Lipid panel
72680000Lipase measurement (procedure)Lipase measurementLipase3040-383690Lipase
30088009Blood culture (procedure)Blood cultureBlood culture600-787040Blood culture
5113004T4 free measurement (procedure)T4 free measurementT4 free3024-784439Free T4
63267000Alcohol measurement (procedure)Alcohol measurementAlcohol5643-280320Alcohol
117028002Stool culture (procedure)Stool cultureStool culture625-487045Stool culture
12717000Viral culture (procedure)Viral cultureViral culture6584-787252Viral culture
59960001Ammonia measurement (procedure)Ammonia measurementAmmonia23656-282140Ammonia
71878006Calcium measurement (procedure)Calcium measurementCalcium17861-682310Calcium