Non-integrated Lab Forms
- Lab Forms are used to record non-integrated lab results into the patient record.
- Patient lab results from a lab integration don't use Lab Forms but will import to the medical record directly.
- See In house and reference lab integrations for a listing of integrated labs and associated articles.
Creating or Modifying Lab Forms
- Navigate to the Menu > Settings > Medical Setup > Lab Forms.
- To add a lab form, click the Add Lab Form link after selecting the appropriate Category the form should appear under.
- Clicking the pencil icon next to an existing lab form will allow you to modify the category and properties of a lab form.
Note: Modifying an existing lab form will also modify elements from previous lab results for patients. Best Practices suggests creating a duplicate lab form with new modifications and setting the old one to inactive (red).
- Select or fill in category, name, description, and "Is Active" fields as appropriate.
Adding or modifying Lab Form Elements
Elements are individual components or value readings of a lab form and can be created by clicking the chevron to view Elements.
- Click the Add Element link.
Note: Elements can be modified by clicking the pencil icon next to the individual Element.
- Fill out the Element fields, including name, minimum and maximum values, units specification, and "Is active."
Using Elements on Lab Forms
- Because Elements in a Lab Form are customizable, they can be used in many different ways. Below is a screenshot of how they will appear on an actual Lab Form on a patient medical record:
- You can add as many lab forms and elements as you need for your labs.
- Each existing form can be edited by clicking the edit pencil and updating the information described above.