The total testing process is complex. Preanalytical errors made during test order entry may carry through multiple departments and information systems, resulting in errors of test order fulfillment and reporting. Stay current applying laboratory technology. Learn how to investigate this type of issue and identify potential root causes and possible steps you can take to resolve it.
After completing this activity, you should be able to:
- Recognize the importance of following test order workflows from time of order placement, through specimen collection, and receipt into the lab.
- Describe how HL7 orders are transmitted and problems that may occur.
- Describe solutions for resolving issues associated with duplicate testing orders.
Myra Wilkerson, MD
Accreditation: The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CME Category 1: The College of American Pathologists designates this internet enduring material educational activity for a
maximum of 1
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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This activity and evaluation are available May 16, 2022, and expire May 15, 2025, at 12:00 AM (ET). You must claim credit by this date and time.