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Request pathology or radiology

Pathology and radiology investigation requests are made from the patient record.

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Providers can also set up custom tests, custom test reasons, and a list of top ten favourite tests. Pathology tests can be grouped and assigned to a single favourite.

NOTE  To add new pathology or imaging labs to the list of available laboratories, see Add a pathology or imaging lab.

Request pathology

  1. From the patient record, select Request > Pathology. The Pathology request screen will appear.
  2. Pathology request

    TIP  If you have ordered a pathology test for this patient before and want to reorder the same test, select the Previous requests tab, select the test to copy, and click Use again. The Request fields will be automatically populated.

  3. Select the Laboratory to conduct the test.
  4. If the test you are requesting is in your Favourites tests list, select the test. Otherwise, enter text into the first Search field to search for tests in the Test name list.
  5. You can also enter a test as free text in the Other field.
  6. Search for conditions requiring the investigation in the Clinical details list. Double-click a condition to print on the form. Add as many conditions as required.
  7. Complete the Clinicial details fields at the bottom of the screen.
  8. If the pathology request is a cervical screen, complete the Cervical screening fields. See Cervical screening for more information.

  9. Change the Billing type from the default, if necessary.
  10. Tick Add an entry to the actions database to generate a staff Action for this request.
  11. If the request is urgent, select the Details tab, tick Urgent, and enter the date the report is required in the By field.
  12. If you need to send copies of the request, select the Copies tab. Select a category to display contacts and account holders in that category, and double-click an entry to add to the Send copies to list.
  13. Click Other to manually enter copied-in parties.
  14. The Previous requests and Previous results tabs show the patient's previous investigation requests and results.
  15. If you are satisfied the request is correct, click Print to print the pathology request form on the selected laboratory's format to hand to the patient.

Request radiology

  1. From the patient record, select Request > Imaging. The Imaging request screen will appear.
  2. Imaging request

    TIP  If you have ordered a radiology test for this patient before and want to reorder the same test, select the Previous requests tab, select the test to copy, and click Use again. The Request fields will be automatically populated.

  3. Select the Provider to conduct the test.
  4. Select the imaging type from the list of radio buttons.
  5. If the type is not listed, you will have to create a user-defined custom test. Select the User defined radio button to see the list of custom tests.
  6. Double-click in the Clinical details list to add conditions requiring imaging investigation to be printed on the request form. Add as many conditions as required.
  7. Tick Add an entry to the actions database to generate a staff Action for this request.
  8. If you need to send copies of the request, select the Copies tab. Select a category to display contacts and account holders in that category, and double-click an entry to add to the Send copies to list.
  9. Click Other to manually enter copied-in parties.
  10. The Previous requests and Previous results tabs show the patient's previous investigation requests and results.
  11. If you are satisfied the request is correct, click Print to print the pathology request form on the selected laboratory's format to hand to the patient.

Create a custom test

If a test is not listed with the default imaging or pathology tests that ship with Bp Premier, you can create a custom test that will be printed on the request form.

The following procedure describes how to create a custom pathology test, but the process is the same for custom radiology tests. To view custom radiology tests from the Radiology request screen, select the User defined radio button.

  1. From the patient record, select Request > Pathology. The Pathology request screen will appear. Select the Setup favourites tab.
  2. or

    From the main screen, select SetupPreferences and select the Pathology tab.

  3. Under the Custom tests list, click Add. The Custom test screen appears.
  4. Custom Test

  5. Enter the name of the custom test and click Save. The test will be added to the Custom tests list and be selectable as a pathology investigation.

Create a custom test reason

If a condition is not listed with the default clinical details on the Request screens, you can create a custom test reason that will be printed on the request form.

The following procedure describes how to create a custom pathology test reason, but the process is the same for radiology.

  1. From the patient record, select Request > Pathology. The Pathology request screen will appear. Select the Setup favourites tab.
  2. or

    From the main screen, select SetupPreferences and select the Pathology tab.

  3. Under the Custom reasons list, click Add. The Add comment screen appears.
  4. Enter the name of the custom reason and click Save. The test will be added to the Custom reasons list and be selectable as a condition from the Clinical details list.

Create a list of pathology favourites

You can nominate a single test as a favourite, or a group of related tests.

  1. From the patient record, select Request > Pathology. The Pathology request screen will appear. Select the Setup favourites tab.
  2. or

    From the main screen, select SetupPreferences and select the Pathology tab.

  3. Under the Favourite tests list, click Add. The Favourite test screen appears.
  4. Favourite Tests

  5. Click Add to add a test to the Tests included list. Add as many tests as you need to create a group.
  6. Enter a Favourite name or click Use test name and click Save. The test or group of tests will be added to the Favourite tests list.

Clone another user's pathology or radiology preferences

The below video explains how to clone a user's pathology preferences.

To clone pathology or radiology preferences set up by another user:

  1. From the Bp Premier home screen, select Setup > Preferences. The User preferences screen will appear.
  2. Select Pathology or Radiology from the icons on the left side of the screen. Your pathology or radiology preferences will appear.
  3. Click Clone at the top of the page. The Select users screen will appear.
  4. Select the user whose pathology or radiology preferences you want to clone and click Select.An alert box will appear.
  5. Click Yes on the alert box.

NOTE  Cloning another user's pathology or radiology preferences will replace any existing pathology or radiology preferences.