This tab enables users to create new Test Profiles and edit existing Test Profiles. Test Profiles are collections of Tests that can conveniently be selected together as a single unit when creating Orders. They simplify the Order creation process by grouping together collections of Tests that are often selected together when creating Orders.
Users can search for existing Test Profiles by name, category, alias, or associated lab department/section. Searches return Test Profiles that contain the closest exact matches to the specified search query.
The table on the Test Profiles page displays a brief summary on every existing Test Profile including name, alias, category, Test count, associated in-house lab locations, associated lab departments/sections, price, whether the Test Profile is reflex only, and whether the profile allows partial reporting.
By clicking on the ‘+ Test Profile’ button in the top right of the screen, users will be taken to a create Test Profile form.
The Test Profile create form has the following options and requirements:
- Test Profile Name must be unique.
- Users may specify a Price for the Test Profile which is the price for the client lab’s customer to Order the Test Profile.
- You may optionally assign Reference Labs to a Test Profile. Tests associated with a profile can be performed by the listed reference lab(s).
- Users may specify Aliases that represent common names / alternative names for the Test Profile.
- Users may specify an Alternate ID for the Test Profile which is an identifier that external groups may use for the Test Profile.
- Users may specify In-House Lab Locations associations for the Test Profile. These in-house lab locations represent different internal locations for the client lab and are used to filter the selectable Test Profiles on certain pages.
- Clicking on the ‘> Expand/Collapse’ button under Tests will open the Tests dropdown allowing users to select individual Tests that they’d like to add to the Test Profile.
- Users must specify a Test Profile Category for their Test Profile. These categories will be used to arrange and display Test Profiles on the Order create screen.
- If the Test Profile does not fit under any of the existing Test Profiles then the user may create a new Test Profile category using the ‘+ Test Profile Category’ button which will open a new tab
- The Test Profile Category Rank field allows the user to specify where they want the Test Profile to appear in their specified category’s list of available Test Profiles. The lower the number provided (minimum 0) the higher the Test Profile will sit in the Test Profile category’s list. In the event of ties, the tied Test Profiles will be Ordered alpha-numerically.
- The Procedure Codes field allows users to associate Test Profiles with different standardized CPT billing codes. These codes are used for medical billing purposes and provide a standard way of reporting different specific medical procedures.
- Procedure Code Group are aliases used as shortcuts to describe groups of procedure codes. In other systems, these may be known as macros. This optional field is open-ended, and you as the end user can fill it out as it makes sense to you.
- One or more Default ICD-10 Codes may be associated with Test Profiles.
- The Lab Departments field enables users to specify different client lab departments that they’d like to associate the Test Profile with. Lab departments represent different internal working groups within the client lab and are different from in-house lab locations, which represent different geographic locations for client sites.
- Users also have the option of restricting Test Profiles to only certain accounts and providers. Clicking the appropriate checkbox for this option causes two new form fields to appear where users can select accounts and providers that they would like to restrict the Test Profile to.
- Users can also add internal Notes to the Test Profile which will only be displayed in the system and will not be shown to patients.
- Users can also specify whether a Test Profile requires research consent--a feature that is only used on profiles related to clinical research studies.
- Users can also specify whether a given Test Profile should only be Orderable by reflex. Reflex Test Profiles can only be added to an Order automatically via a reflex. Reflexes can be specified from the Test details page and are triggered whenever a Test result is saved below or above a specified threshold.
- Users can also specify whether a given Test Profile should allow partial reporting. Partial reporting should only be selected in scenarios where multiple, intermediate reports may be needed for different Tests in the Test Profile.
- Users have the option to Hide the Test Profile from the Final Report.
After creating a Test Profile, users are redirected to the Test Profile details page.
The details page displays user-specified information on the Test Profile and also enables the user to delete, edit, clone, or add internal comments to the Test Profile.
The Tests Report Sequence on the details page sequences (orders) all the Tests that are part of the Test Profile. This sequence determines the order in which Tests show up on results reports using the Dendi Generic template. To edit the sequence, drag and drop individual Tests to achieve the desired ordering, then press the Save Tests Report Sequence button. By default, sequences will be alphabetically based on Test names.
Here is a demo video on how to create a Test on the LIS