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Each Lab View tab provides a specialized view for displaying lab results based on your Lab module preferences.

Components View

Click the Components tab to access the Components view.

The Components View displays individual lab panel components, such as Leukocytes, Hemoglobin, and Hematocrit (which are part of the Complete Blood Count panel). This view is useful if you need to review or trend individual lab components that are part of the larger lab panel without having to expand multiple panels from the List or Expanded view.

a tip icon There may be some grouped tests, such as Electrolytes, that will not display results in the results list. Use the Smart Filter to search for the required components as needed (example: Sodium, Potassium, Chloride) to review their values. To view the details of the complete Lab panel from which one component in this view is part of (example: sodium is part of Lytes), click the component and the complete panel will display in the details view.

Expanded View

Click the Expanded tab to access the Expanded view.

The Expanded view lists all the patient’s lab tests and their related components. For example, a Complete Blood Count (CBC) panel will be listed along with each individual component, such as Leukocytes, Hemoglobin, and Hematocrit and their values.

a note icon High and low lab values may not use consistent colour coding across all source systems. When reviewing lab results, refer to the reference ranges column from each contributing source system.

Trended View

In the Trended View, lab results are listed by name with a default of “Newest to Oldest” and display the results from each source to create an easy to read graph.

Lab components may be selected for graphing as shown below. In cases where components may be named differently across source Lab systems, each component will display as a separate line item and will need to be graphed separately.

a note icon Results will not be trended together if the units of measure are different. Lab results outside of the source reference range will display in red with high (H) or blue with low (L) indicators. To trend OLIS data, set the ‘Encounter’ filter to ‘All Regional Encounters’.

To view a graph with trended test result;

  1. Click on the component you want to graph.

The trended graph is displayed under the selected component.

Image of trended view with graph in labs module

The lab results are plotted on the graph and display in red if the test is abnormal - Outside of normal range. The Reference Range indicators display as vertical graph lines showing the reference range from the source system.

2. Click the same component again to hide the graph.

The following table provides a brief description of each column in the Trended View:

Trended View Column Description

Name

The name of the lab component.

Source

The source of the lab test

Normal Range

The reference range of the lab test used to determine if the result is considered high, normal, and low by the contributing source system.

Note: Reference ranges may vary across different sources systems.

Date and Time Columns

Shows the date of each test result from each source.

Use the navigation icons in the banner to advance forward or back across the date columns.

Smart Filter

Text typed in the Smart Filter Search box narrows the list of results to display only those related to text you entered.

In following example, the Smart Filter Search box is used to narrow the list of results to display only results that included Hemoglobin.

List View

Click the List tab to access the List view.

The List View displays just the name of the completed lab test. This view is useful if don’t need to see the individual components of the panel in the results view.

 

Selecting and Viewing Multiple Lab Result Details

The Components, Expanded, and List Views allow you to view multiple lab result details in a single Lab Details window.

To view multiple lab result details:

1. Select (check) the tests or components you want to view.

1. Click the View Multiple button in the Labs header.

2. All the details for the results you selected will be displayed in a single Lab Details window.