Diagnostic Test and Result Setup

Version 14.8

In this section, the user will be guided through the process to link in house diagnostic test results to diagnostic test orders.

Access the HL7 Diagnostic Test Utilities

  1. Select Pathway: Utilities > Manage Clinical Features > Diagnostic Test Setup.
  2. Click on the Test Name Definitions tab.
  3. Click on the In House line to expand the list of in house test.

Review and Edit the Existing Result

  1. Click on the Access buttonto open the Diagnostic Test Name Information window.

  1. Check that the Purpose is set to Result only.
  2. Check that the Category is the one preferred: Screen.

Lab tests and results must have the same category
  • This will make the results available to add to the Result Template for the Test
  1. Check that the Result type is Numeric.
  2. Review and Edit the Default result values:
  • the first answer in the list is the default : 20/20.
  • to create a drop-down list of choices you must separate choices by a semicolon (;).
  • type =N after the result answer to indicate a normal value; this will result in a green background line result.
  • type =A after the result answer to indicate an abnormal value; this will result in a red background line result.
  1. Click OK to Save.

Review and Edit the Existing Lab and Link the Existing Result

  1. Click on the Access button to open the Diagnostic Test Name Information window.
  2. Check that the Purpose is set to Order or Result.
Purpose set to Order or Result: This allows you to enter a higher level result for this test
  • can result the components and then indicate the overall result impression.
  1. Check that the Category is the one preferred: Screen.
  2. Check that the Result type is String.

  1. Click on the Result Template tab.
  2. Click on the Insert Record  button.
  3. Choose OU - the desired result from the dropdown.
  • Repeat this step to add in all the desired result options.
  • The sort order can be changed by just changing the number.
  1. Click OK to Save.

A Look at the Lab and Results