Do Not Order Discrete Tests Via Generic Orderable

To ensure all laboratory test orders and results flow smoothly, please do not order discrete tests built in your laboratory information system through the Generic Orderable ordering option. Tests ordered in this manner do not translate appropriately, causing several issues related to the translation of test codes. We are in the process of implementing new code to our laboratory information system to help alleviate this issue.

Key points to keep in mind:

  • If a test has been built in your laboratory information system, order that test. Utilizing this discretely built test will ensure test results are delivered without issue. Do not order a test as a Generic Orderable if you can order it as a specific test in your system.


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