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Laboratory Test (60)

This is the file that holds the names and ordering, display of tests.

Global: ^LAB(60,

Domain: Non-Clinical

Properties

Label/Field Name Field # Description Datatype Attributes Range
Name
  name
.01 This is the name of the Laboratory test you are defining in this entry. STRING INDEXED
REQUIRED
 
Test Cost
  test_cost
1 Enter the cost of the test. NUMERIC    
Synonym
  synonym
2 This is another name for the test. It may be the locally preferred name,
or a common misspelling.
STRING    
Type
  type-3
3 I == (Input) test can be ordered but not displayed by the computer.
O == (Output) test can be displayed but never ordered by itself.
B == (Both) test can be ordered and displayed.
N == (Neither) test is internal to lab only.
ENUMERATION REQUIRED BOTH: B
INPUT (CAN BE ORDERED): I
NEITHER: N
OUTPUT (CAN BE DISPLAYED): O
Subscript
  subscript
4 SUBSCRIPT is the pointer to the legal subscripts in the LR SUBSCRIPT file. CH for Chem, Hem, Tox, Ser, Ria, etc., MI for Microbiology, BB for Blood Bank, EM for Electron Microscopy, SP for Surgical Pathology, CY for Cytology, AU for Autopsy.
This field is required for all orderable tests.
Bank, EM for Electron Microscopy, SP for Surgical Pathology, CY for
Cytology, AU for Autopsy.
ENUMERATION   BLOOD BANK: BB
ELECTRON MICROSCOPY: EM
SURGICAL PATHOLOGY: SP
CYTOLOGY: CY
MICROBIOLOGY: MI
CHEM, HEM, TOX, SER, RIA, ETC.: CH
WORKLOAD: WK
AUTOPSY: AU
Location (data Name)
  location_data_name
5 LOCATION (DATA NAME) is the exact character representation of the
corresponding entry in the RESULTS file. The input transform receives
from SUBSCRIPT of the previously defined piece, as well as the node and
piece information from the data definition file for the result.
STRING INDEXED  
Accession Area
  accession_area
6 This is the appropriate institution/division this test is performed at.
panel, all tests
on that panel will be assigned to the entered accession area. If some of
the panel’s tests go to other accession areas, leave this field blank.
This will be the default accession area for this test.
OBJECT   Accession_Area-60_11
Unique Accession #
  unique_accession_number
7 If this field contains YES then this test will have a unique accession number whenever it is accessioned, even though it may be ordered with other tests. If the test may be performed with other tests on the same specimen, this field should be blank. BOOLEAN   false: 0
true: 1
Unique Collection Sample
  unique_collection_sample
8 This field should be entered only if the test is never done on any other
collection sample than the ONE designated in Select COLLECTION SAMPLE:
The system will then not bother asking if the sample is the correct one.
BOOLEAN   false: 1
true: 0
Lab Collection Sample
  lab_collection_sample
9 This entry, for the given Laboratory Test, is THE collection sample brought
back on routine phlebotomy collection by the lab when they make rounds
on the wards. If blank, the test CANNOT be ordered for routine collection.
POINTER   Collection_Sample-62
Required Test
  required_test
10 This field should be YES if this is a mandatory test, i.e., if no data is reported, the default status is “pending”.
reported, the default status is “pending”.
BOOLEAN   false: 0
true: 1
Field
  field
13 Data Dictionary field in file 63. STRING    
Procedure (snomed)
  procedure_snomed
14 This is the SNOMED name or code of this test. POINTER   Procedure_Field-61_5
*quick Index
  quick_index
15 No longer used. Will be deleted after this version.
index list. Enter YES to include, @ to delete.
BOOLEAN DEPRECATED  
Extra Labels
  extra_labels
16 If blank, the minimum number of labels (accounting for required volume) is
generated. Enter a positive number for extra copies, -1 if NO label is
desired.
NUMERIC    
Highest Urgency Allowed
  highest_urgency_allowed
17 The highest urgency allowed must be stored here.
The smaller the number, the more urgent.
POINTER REQUIRED Urgency-62_05
Forced Urgency
  forced_urgency
18 This specifies the default urgency status of this test.
It points to the URGENCY file.
POINTER   Urgency-62_05
Print Name
  print_name
51 Default test heading for cumulative results reports. (May be different in LAB REPORTS file 64.5.)
in LAB REPORTS file 64.5)
STRING INDEXED
REQUIRED
 
Reserved
  reserved
52 Reserved for future use. STRING    
Print Code
  print_code
53 Represents MUMPS code for extraction or justification of the value that
is in the file. It’s particularly useful for displaying abbreviated
information for sets. It could be used to append trailing zeros after a
decimal point.
STRING    
Pretty Print Entry
  pretty_print_entry
54 This is the Pretty Print Routine (see next field) line entry point.
Some programs have more than one entry to give a “special” display.
STRING    
Pretty Print Routine
  pretty_print_routine
55 If no entry is made, (and the test is type ‘O’utput or ‘B’oth), display
output from the [LRGEN] menu option is a general cumulative. With a
program name here, [LRGEN] instead runs the alternate program for display.
STRING    
Print Order
  print_order
56 This is the print order of the test within its accession area. NUMERIC    
National VA Lab Code
  national_va_lab_code
64 This field is used to map tests in file 60 to the VA National
Lab codes found in file 64.
POINTER INDEXED Wkld_Code-64
Result Nlt Code
  result_nlt_code
64.1 This is the workload procedure code associated with this test. It is used
in compiling laboratory workload statistics.
POINTER   Wkld_Code-64
Catalog Item
  catalog_item
64.2 This field is used to indicate that this entry is to be included in the
Electronic Catalog.
BOOLEAN   false: 0
true: 1
Edit Code
  edit_code
98 Points to EXECUTE CODE file. POINTER   Execute_Code-62_07
*batch Data Code
  batch_data_code
99.1 No longer used. Will be deleted after 1/89. POINTER DEPRECATED  
Execute On Data Review
  execute_on_data_review
99.2 At the time a test or panel of tests is reviewed, the execute code is run. POINTER   Execute_Code-62_07
Site/specimen
  site_specimen
100 Processing specimen type for each entry in the Lab Collection Sample field.
Example: Sodium can be determined on serum and urine. Entries in
this field are not appropriate (or even used) if the test is a panel of
tests.
OBJECT   Site_specimen-60_01
General Processing Inst.
  general_processing_inst
110 This may include any processing instructions pertinent to this test. STRING    
Lab Test Included In Panel
  lab_test_included_in_panel
200 Enter only if this is a panel of other tests, e.g. if the “Laboratory Test”
is ELECTROLYTES, the entries here might be, NA, CL, K, CO2. If it’s an
ADMIT PROFILE, they might be ELECTROLYTES, LIVER FUNCTION, CARDIAC ENZYMES.
OBJECT   Lab_Test_Included_In_Panel-60_02
Collection Sample
  collection_sample
300 Enter the appropriate collection sample(s) for standard processing in the
lab. These are the common names that the phlebotomists and ward personnel
would recognize. The first entry is the “default” collection sample.
OBJECT   Collection_Sample-60_03
General Ward Instructions
  general_ward_instructions
310 Text to be seen by the ward each time the test is ordered regardless of
the type of collection sample.
STRING    
Required Comment
  required_comment
320 Points to EXECUTE CODE file. POINTER   Execute_Code-62_07
Data Name
  data_name
400 If the test is a panel, skip this entry! If it is an individual test,
AND IS PART OF THE CHEM, HEM, TOX, SER, RIA, ETC. area, in order to
be able to ENTER results, must have an entry! Micro, Blood Bank,
Anatomic Path, excluded.
POINTER   Lab_Data-63
Culture Id Prefix
  culture_id_prefix
412 Used by the Vitek to make the accession number unique for down load.
This number should be zero to nine. This number is appended to the
front of the accession number.
If there is no entry in this field, this test will not be downloaded.
NUMERIC    
Verify Wkld Code
  verify_wkld_code
500 The College of American Pathologists Workload codes for
the test/procedure are entered here.
OBJECT   Verify_Wkld_Code-60_12
Accession Wkld Code
  accession_wkld_code
500.1 This subfile holds the WKLD codes to be credited during the accession
process.
OBJECT   Accession_Wkld_Code-60_13
*ask Amis/cap Codes
  ask_amis_cap_codes
501 This field is not longer used by AMIS/WORKLOAD. It will be made obsolete with
V5.2 and will be deleted in later release. Consult the section on workload
in your implementation guide.
BOOLEAN DEPRECATED  
Combine Test During Order
  combine_test_during_order
503 This field works in conjunction with combine test field in 69.9
If you do not want this to be combined with any other test answer
NO — A NULL ANSWER MEANS YES
ENUMERATION   YES: 0
NO: 1
Cis Test Code
  cis_test_code
504 This field is used by Clinical Information System such as those
found in MICU. This field is not used with the laboratory package it
self but is a special field for interface with external system computer
systems.
STRING    
Site Notes Date
  site_notes_date
505 This is the date of this particular note. OBJECT   Site_Notes_Date-60_0505
Default Site/specimen Cpt
  default_site_specimen_cpt
506 If a CPT cannot be determined by the SPECIMEN CPT (#96) field within the
SITE/SPECIMEN (#100) multiple, or by the HCPCS CODE (#507) field, or by
locating an active CPT Code in the WKLD CODE file (#64) entry pointed to
by the NATIONAL VA LAB CODE (#64) field, then the CPT in this field is
the default.
POINTER   Cpt-81
Hcpcs Code
  hcpcs_code
507 HCFA Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) is a coding system that is
composed of Level I codes (CPT codes), Level II codes (national codes),
and Level III codes (local codes). Level I (CPT) codes are five digit
numeric codes that describe procedures and tests. CPT codes are developed
and maintained by the AMA with annual updates. Level II (national) codes
are five digit alpha numeric codes that describe pharmaceuticals,
supplies, procedures, tests and services. Level II codes are developed and
maintained by CMS with quarterly updates. Level III (local) codes are five
digit alpha numeric codes that are being phased out by the fiscal
intermediaries.
POINTER   Cpt-81
Ama Compliant/billable Panel
  ama_compliant_billable_panel
508 If this panel test is an AMA compliant or otherwise billable panel,
enter a ‘Yes’ in this field. If this field is set to ‘Yes’ and a valid
CPT code is on file, the CPT code for the panel will be sent to PCE for
billing purposes as a bundled panel.

If this field is set to ‘No’, the panel will be unbundled into it’s
individual atomic tests and the CPT codes for those atomic tests will be
sent to PCE for billing purposes.

Note: This field is only functional for a panel test. This field is
ignored for an atomic test.

Refer to the Clinical Indicator Data Capture (CIDC) implementation
guide for further instruction for managing this field.
BOOLEAN   false: 1
true: 0

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Sub-Files

Accession Area (60.11)

ID
Accession_Area-60_11

Properties

Label/Field Name Field # Description Datatype Attributes Range
Institution
  institution
.01 This is the appropriate institution/division this test is performed at.
If this test is part of a panel that does not have an accession area
defined for the panel, that panel will be expanded based on the
institution/division the program is operating under. I.e., if the
institution doesn’t find a match, the panel test ordered will not
include this test.
POINTER REQUIRED Institution-4
Accession Area
  accession_area
1 This is the appropriate accession area for this test. If the test is a
panel, all tests on that panel will be assigned to the entered accession
area. If some of the panel’s tests go to other accession areas, leave this
field blank. This will be the default accession area for this test.
POINTER   Accession-68

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Site/specimen (60.01)

ID
Site_specimen-60_01

Properties

Label/Field Name Field # Description Datatype Attributes Range
Site/specimen
  site_specimen
.01 Processing specimen type for each entry in the Lab Collection Sample field.
Example: Sodium can be determined on serum and urine.
To enter a Site/specimen, a Data name must be entered.
POINTER INDEXED
REQUIRED
Topography_Field-61
Reference Low
  reference_low
1 This is the user entered reference low value for this test.
If both the low and high are defined it will print in this manner:
low : 10
high : 50
If only the low is defined and it is numeric it will print in this
manner:
low: 10
If only the low is defined and it is alphanumeric it will print in
this manner:
NORMAL
If only the high is defined and it is numeric it will print in this
manner:
high: 50
If only the high is defined and it is alphanumeric it will print in
this manner:
>1000
STRING    
Reference High
  reference_high
2 This is the user entered reference high value for this test.
If both the low and high are defined it will print in this manner:
low : 10
high : 50
If only the low is defined and it is numeric it will print in this
manner:
low: 10
If only the low is defined and it is alphanumeric it will print in
this manner:
NORMAL
If only the high is defined and it is numeric it will print in this
manner:
high: 50
If only the high is defined and it is alphanumeric it will print in
this manner:
>1000
STRING    
Critical Low
  critical_low
3 This is the user entered critical low value for this test.
Used to flag results.
If both the low and high are defined it will print in this manner:
low : 10
high : 50
If only the low is defined and it is numeric it will print in this
manner:
low: 10
If only the low is defined and it is alphanumeric it will print in
this manner:
NORMAL
If only the high is defined and it is numeric it will print in this
manner:
high: 50
If only the high is defined and it is alphanumeric it will print in
this manner:
>1000
STRING    
Critical High
  critical_high
4 This is the user entered critical high value of this test. Used to flag results.
If both the low and high are defined it will print in this manner:
low : 10
high : 50
If only the low is defined and it is numeric it will print in this
manner:
low: 10
If only the low is defined and it is alphanumeric it will print in
this manner:
NORMAL
If only the high is defined and it is numeric it will print in this
manner:
high: 50
If only the high is defined and it is alphanumeric it will print in
this manner:
>1000
STRING    
Interpretation
  interpretation
5.5 Enter any remark to accompany EVERY test result. These remarks may be edited and formatted with the FileMan text editor. The text may be other range information, special conditions, etc.
edited and formatted with the FileMan text editor.
The text may be other range information, special conditions, etc.
STRING    
Units
  units
6 UNITS represents such things as grams, number of items per cubic millimeter,
or microliter.
STRING    
Type Of Delta Check
  type_of_delta_check
7 Points to DELTA CHECK file. POINTER   Delta_Checks-62_1
Delta Value
  delta_value
8 DELTA VALUE is the value that is passed to the Delta Check Code. STRING    
Default Value
  default_value
9 Leave blank or enter the most common (say, >80% of the time) response for
the test.
STRING    
Therapeutic Low
  therapeutic_low
9.2 This is the low end value of the therapeutic range. Used to flag results.
If both the low and high are defined it will print in this manner:
low : 10
high : 50
If only the low is defined and it is numeric it will print in this
manner:
low: 10
If only the low is defined and it is alphanumeric it will print in
this manner:
NORMAL
If only the high is defined and it is numeric it will print in this
manner:
high: 50
If only the high is defined and it is alphanumeric it will print in
this manner:
>1000
STRING    
Therapeutic High
  therapeutic_high
9.3 This is the high end value of the therapeutic range. Used to flag results.
If both the low and high are defined it will print in this manner:
low : 10
high : 50
If only the low is defined and it is numeric it will print in this
manner:
low: 10
If only the low is defined and it is alphanumeric it will print in
this manner:
NORMAL
If only the high is defined and it is numeric it will print in this
manner:
high: 50
If only the high is defined and it is alphanumeric it will print in
this manner:
>1000
STRING    
*amis/rcs 14-4
  amis_rcs_144
10 No longer used. Will be deleted after this version POINTER DEPRECATED  
Use For Reference Testing
  use_for_reference_testing
13 Indicates if the reference ranges and units associated with this
specimen type can be used when manually entering results of testing
performed at another laboratory.
BOOLEAN   false: 1
true: 0
Foreign Computer System
  foreign_computer_system
20 Reserved for future use. Do not use. OBJECT   Foreign_Computer_System-60_2
Loinc Code
  loinc_code
95.3 This field contains the pointer to the LAB LOINC (#95.3) file. POINTER INDEXED Lab_Loinc-95_3
Specimen Cpt
  specimen_cpt
96   OBJECT   Specimen_Cpt-60_196

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Foreign Computer System (60.2)

ID
Foreign_Computer_System-60_2

Properties

Label/Field Name Field # Description Datatype Attributes Range
Foreign Computer System
  foreign_computer_system
.01 Reserved for future use. Do not use. STRING INDEXED
REQUIRED
 
Foreign Item #
  foreign_item_number
1 RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE STRING    
Integer
  integer
2 RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE BOOLEAN   false: 0
true: 1
Unit Conversion
  unit_conversion
3 RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE STRING    

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Specimen Cpt (60.196)

ID
Specimen_Cpt-60_196

Properties

Label/Field Name Field # Description Datatype Attributes Range
Specimen Cpt
  specimen_cpt
.01 A CPT associated with the specimen POINTER INDEXED
REQUIRED
Cpt-81
Active Date (csv)
  active_date_csv
1 This the active date of the SPECIMEN CPT for CSV purposes. DATE-TIME    

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Lab Test Included In Panel (60.02)

ID
Lab_Test_Included_In_Panel-60_02

Properties

Label/Field Name Field # Description Datatype Attributes Range
Number
  number
.001 This number signifies the order the tests are displayed in the Load/work
lists under each appropriate accession, in the Enter/Edit options, and
in the interim reports.
IEN    
Lab Test
  lab_test
.01 If the entry is to be changed or the number sequence is to be changed, the
entry must be first deleted to be moved to a different position in the
panel.
POINTER INDEXED
REQUIRED
Laboratory_Test-60
Ap Multiply Factor
  ap_multiply_factor
.02 For workload if procedure is counted more than once the number
of times counted is entered here.
Used only for cytology workload and labels.
NUMERIC    

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Collection Sample (60.03)

ID
Collection_Sample-60_03

Properties

Label/Field Name Field # Description Datatype Attributes Range
Collection Sample
  collection_sample
.01 Enter the appropriate collection sample(s) for standard processing in the lab. These are the common names the phlebotomists and ward personnel use and would recognize. The first entry will be the “default
” collection sample. Points to the COLLECTION SAMPLE file.
POINTER INDEXED
REQUIRED
Collection_Sample-62
Form Name/number
  form_name_number
1 The identification of the proper Lab slip for this test. STRING    
Min Vol (in Mls.)
  min_vol_in_mls
3 Number of milliliters required to perform the test. This number is summed
during the creation of the routine phlebotomy collection list to compute
the minimum number of samples to collect.
NUMERIC    
Max. Order Freq.
  max_order_freq
4 Use this field to control how often a test may be ordered within a certain
time period (# of days). The entry will then force the system to remind
the ordering person that the order they are placing for this test exceeds
the maximum order frequency. If you enter 3, the test may only be ordered
once every three days.
NUMERIC    
Single Day Max Order Freq
  single_day_max_order_freq
4.5 Enter a number specifying the maximum number of times a test can be ordered
in a single day.
NUMERIC    
Ward Remarks
  ward_remarks
5 Text to be seen by the ward each time the test is ordered for a specific
collection sample.
STRING    
**Lab Processing Instructions **
  lab_processing_instructions_
6 Text seen by the lab as the test is received in the accession room. STRING    
Required Comment
  required_comment
7 Enter a comment or statement that may be required in regards to this test.
Points to EXECUTE CODE file.
POINTER   Execute_Code-62_07
Sample Wkld Code
  sample_wkld_code
500 If there is a particular WKLD code which is associate the assaying
this type of specimen, enter that WKLD code here. For example
spinal fluid electrophoresis, this specimen must be concentrated
before the procedure can be performed.
OBJECT   Sample_Wkld_Code-60_14

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Sample Wkld Code (60.14)

ID
Sample_Wkld_Code-60_14

Properties

Label/Field Name Field # Description Datatype Attributes Range
Sample Wkld Code
  sample_wkld_code
.01 If this test has a sample type which should have a specific
WKLD code associate with it, enter the WKLD code here.
Example: Urine electrophoresis always has a urine protein performed.
enter the WKLD code for that procedure here. It will only be counted
for collection sample of urine.
Note: This field is similar to Verify WKLD code sub-file except for
the treatment of the suffix and collection sample specific.
POINTER REQUIRED Wkld_Code-64
Sample Wkld Code #
  sample_wkld_code_number
1 This field contains the actual WKLD Code number. STRING    
Test Multiply Factor
  test_multiply_factor
2 If this particular WKLD code should be multiplied in order to receive
proper count. Enter that number here. The default is 1.
NOTE: This field is identical the field found in the Verify
WKLD code field sub file.
NUMERIC    

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Verify Wkld Code (60.12)

ID
Verify_Wkld_Code-60_12

Properties

Label/Field Name Field # Description Datatype Attributes Range
Verify Wkld Code
  verify_wkld_code
.01 The WKLD codes for this test are entered here.
Enter only the WKLD codes for the procedures that are done at your
hospital for this test.
POINTER INDEXED
REQUIRED
Wkld_Code-64
Verify Wkld Code #
  verify_wkld_code_number
1 This contains the WKLD codes for this test. STRING REQUIRED  
Test Multiply Factor
  test_multiply_factor
2 If this WKLD code should be counted more than once, enter the number of
times it should be counted to get the total correct workload. If the field
is blank, then it will automatically be counted 1 time.
Note: In version prior to V5.2, this field was named the Default Yes
field. That field is not used with V5.2 and greater.
NUMERIC    
Protect Suffix
  protect_suffix
3 If you wish to prevent the suffix from being converted to another suffix
during verification. Enter YES in this field.
Codes which do not have a .0000 suffix need not be protected. They are
not changed during verification.
BOOLEAN   true: 1

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Accession Wkld Code (60.13)

ID
Accession_Wkld_Code-60_13

Properties

Label/Field Name Field # Description Datatype Attributes Range
Accession Wkld Code
  accession_wkld_code
.01 Enter the WKLD code used to identify the accession workload for
this test. This field can be also used for prep procedures, ie
inoculating culture plates. This WKLD code count will appear
on the date the specimen was accessioned into the laboratory.
This field functions in the same manner as the WKLD codes,
except it doesn’t require a completion date to be counted.
For CYTOLOGY SCREENING WORKLOAD the appropriate WKLD codes are
entered here.
POINTER REQUIRED Wkld_Code-64
Accession Wkld Code #
  accession_wkld_code_number
1 This field contains the actual WKLD Code number. NUMERIC    
Test Multiply Factor
  test_multiply_factor
2 If this WKLD code should be counted more than once, enter that number
here. The default is 1.
This field is identical to the multiply field in the verification WKLD
code sub file.
NUMERIC    

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Site Notes Date (60.0505)

ID
Site_Notes_Date-60_0505

Properties

Label/Field Name Field # Description Datatype Attributes Range
Site Notes Date
  site_notes_date
.01 Date of the note. DATE-TIME INDEXED
REQUIRED
 
Text
  text
1 Actual text of the note for this test. STRING    

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Document generated on August 31st 2017, 2:55:41 pm