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HIBC Barcode Decoder

Extract data from a HIBC barcode

A HIBC Barcode encodes healthcare device information into a machine-readable context, containing information such as the Product/Catalog Number (PCN), the Labeler Identification Code (LIC), and product expiry date. Enter a HIBC barcode value to see a detailed breakdown of the encoded information or learn more in our "What is a HIBC barcode" guide.

What information does a HIBC barcode contain?

A HIBC barcode consists of a device identifier, followed by product identifiable information. The table below lists all possible HIBC barcode values and the related Orca Variable you can use to automatically extract data from a HIBC barcode when scanned.

Name Description Orca Variable
LIC Labeler Identification Code $HIBC:LIC
UoM Unit of Measure $HIBC:UOM
PCN Product/Catalog Number $HIBC:PCN
Expiry Date Expiry Date of a Product $HIBC:EXPIRYDATE
Production Date Production Date of a Product $HIBC:PRODUCTIONDATE
Lot Number Lot Number of a Product $HIBC:LOT
Quantity Quantity of a Product $HIBC:QUANTITY
Check Character The HIBC's Check Character $HIBC:CHECK
Serial Number N The Nth Serial Number of a Product $HIBC:SERIALN

How to extract data from a spreadsheet of HIBC Barcodes

  1. Log in at cloud.orcascan.com
  2. Create a new sheet
  3. Add a column of each value you wish to extract
  4. Use the relevant Orca Variable as the default value
  5. Import your spreadsheet of HIBC barcodes

Orca Scan automatically extracts the data from each HIBC barcode into the relevant columns.

How to extract data from a HIBC barcode on scan

  1. Download the Orca Scan barcode scanner onto any iOS or Android device
  2. Create a new sheet
  3. Add a column for each value you wish to extract
  4. Use the relevant Orca Variable as the default value
  5. Scan a HIBC barcode

Orca Scan automatically extracts the data the HIBC barcode into the relevant columns on scan.

Need help tracking HIBC barcodes?

The Orca team has worked with many organisations to track HIBC barcodes, if you need help, chat with us live.