Title: Recent advances in Nomenclature, Properties and Units:
strategy for promoting SC-NPU achievements
Fuentes Arderiu and Pedro
Soares de Araujo
In Laboratory Medicine a nomenclature is required to facilitate
electronic exchanges. SC-NPU provides a data base which is set according
to SI, IUPAC and IFCC references. To extend the use of this data base,
SC-NPU needs to promote it and organize a wide information about it.
C-NPU via the Subcommittee homepage
SC-NPU database has been freely available in English, Danish and
Swedish for several years and currently used in Denmark and in Sweden.
It is now being developped in German, French, Portuguese and Spanish
versions. Notes, explanations, and links to various precisions will
also be added to the database. This newly revised SC-NPU database
needs to be promoted widely.
Biologists of the matching countries have to be informed of the existence
and use of this database. So doing, the SC-NPU intends to organize
an information campaign in the countries which are concerned by the
new versions, as well as in the worldwide Laboratory Medicine community.
This project will carry on articles in various languages in the Laboratory
Medicine journals of concerned countries, presenting the data base
and demonstrating its advantages. The project team will present posters
and organize workshops and roundtables in International congresses,
such as those organized by IUPAC and IFCC. These communications will
develop the interesting aspects of the SC-NPU database: a multilanguage
terminology set, constantly revised according to scientific advances,
with a free access for any worlwide biologist (through the Internet,
with access links in the IUPAC and IFCC website). The syntax of the
terms is based upon SI recommendations, IFCC and IUPAC publications,
it is simple and unique for all terms and directly provided by the
data base for each situation and adapted to it. The SC-NPU data base
includes 22 000 terms covering all fields of Laboratory Medicine,
each with a specific and ready-to-use code.