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Create Lab Order

Updated: 03/19/2020
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Lab orders provide a workflow for the initiation, tracking, and documentation of point-of-care tests, paper-based labs, and electronic labs (eLabs). A lab order request can also be initiated from within a clinical note or a patient's chart.

Access Labs/Studies

  1. Hover over the Clinical icon and click on Labs/Studies. The Labs/Studies page opens.
  2. Click + Create Order. The Create Lab Order pop-up window opens.
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Create Order

  1. Enter the first 2–3 letters of the patient's name and select it from the auto-populated results.
  2. Click to select the type of order.
  3. For Labs, the "eLab" checkbox is selected by default when enabled. To order a paper-based lab, click to clear the "eLab" checkbox.
  4. Select the Ordering Provider from the drop-down menu.
  5. Select the user from the drop-down menu who is responsible for completing the request.
  6. Enter any notes for the user who will be processing the order.
  7. Click to indicate whether the lab or study should be processed Stat. Labs and studies marked Stat appear as high priority.
  8. Click in the Add a diagnosis field to view the patient’s active diagnosis list. Select the necessary diagnoses.
  9. Type the first few letters of the lab, study, or imaging name in the Search field. Select the desired lab, study, or imaging from the list. Repeat as necessary.
  10. Click Create Lab Order. The lab order displays under Labs/Studies for the ordering provider and in the patient’s chart.

The order is now ready for processing a paper lab order or eLab order.

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