New nomenclature 2018

The revision of the nomenclature of acts and services provided by clinical biology and medical analysis laboratories is a topic that has long been identified as a key priority. As part of the 2010 healthcare system reform, it was already noted that the nomenclature currently in force was no longer in line with the medical and technical development in this particular branch.

The new nomenclature of acts and services provided by clinical biology and medical analysis laboratories, applicable as of January 1st 2018, is characterised by:

  • A state-of-the-art revision of the corresponding labels with a reduction in the number of acts, from 847 to 798;
  • New rules of cumulation;
  • Rules of good practice, primarily aimed at doctors prescribing these examinations.

The nomenclature of acts and services provided by clinical biology and medical analysis laboratories has undergone some changes applicable as of September 1st 2018. These amendments are based on the observations made within the framework of the new nomenclature that has been in effect since January 1st 2018. You can find further information in the circular letter sent to doctors and dentists at the end of August 2018, under "More information" below.

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