- Specimen Rejection (NonConformity)feature – This new module allows users to reject a specimen and remove it from the sample processing workflow. Users can indicate why it was rejected, which department it was rejected in, and who authorized the rejection.
First of all, you’ll find a new menu item for NonConformity:
When you go to the NonConformity page, you will see a field to enter the accession number of the sample you want to mark as Non Conforming.
If the Order Number already exists in the system because a test request was entered through the Sample Entry page, then you will see any existing information as seen in the screenshot below:
The patient information and site information is displayed. If the sample has not been registered in OpenELIS, however, you will be able to enter the basic patient and site information (see below):
In the table below the patient and site information, the reason for rejecting the sample can be chosen for a list. The type of sample, section and Supervisor name can also be entered. The note field can be used to record any relevant information pertaining to sample rejection.
To remove cancel the rejection of a sample, a user can select the “Suprimer” button on the left and save the page.
2. Sample Entry form updates:
a. Required Patient Fields Changed – The sample entry page has changed to support the workflow at LNSP. Now, on the sample entry page, the patient id is required. No other patient information is required. On the sample confirmation page, however, users can enter samples without any patient information.
Below is a screenshot of the patient section of the Sample Entry page. You will see that a patient is always required. Specifically, the patient id field must be complete as indicated by the red asterisk (*).
b. No longer needed to press ‘assign’ button to add tests – On the Sample Entry page, if you select or deselect test checkboxes, the appropriate tests will automatically be assigned to the sample. Before, a user had to press the “assign tests” button. This step has been removed thus simplifying the data input process for the user.
In the above screenshot, you can see that the checked tests were automatically assigned to the specimen. There is no extra step to press a button.
3. User Manual Added – A main menu item, called “Help” has been added to the far right with a pdf version of the LNSP User Manual. This will serve as a reference guide for users.