If you are integrated with electronic labs such as Excelleris or OLIS, you can view lab values in a table or graphical format. This is great for reviewing ongoing medical diagnoses.

Electronic labs will have a lab icon instead of a paperclip icon (faxed lab reports). For more information, see Viewing electronic labs.

Not all lab vendors name lab tests exactly the same, we recommend that you configure lab synonyms to group result names into one. This way, the CHR recognizes that they are the same lab test and graphs them together. For more information, see Mapping lab synonyms. 💡 Tip: If a lab test is missing from your graph, ensure that it is mapped correctly.

You can access a lab graph/table anywhere within the CHR that you can open the lab result. This can be from the;

  • Inbox

  • Patient Chart > Patient Files section

  • Patient Chart > Lab Results section

  • Patient Chart > Patient Data > Latest Lab Results folder

Steps

  1. Open the lab report (see Viewing electronic labs). On the far-right side of the lab result, click the graph icon.

    The graph and table appear in a new window.

  2. Review the trending values over time.

    • The graph enables you to compare the Observed Value (green) with the Minimum Range (blue) and Maximum Range (pink). An Abnormal lab value highlights with a pink star.

      💡 Tip: Hover over the plotted value to see its numerical value. This is helpful for graphs showing a large date range.

    • The table underneath the graph shows all previous lab values. The collected date and time appear in rows with the specific lab value. Abnormal values appear in red with an arrow highlighting if the value is Below Low Normal or Above High Normal.

  3. To save the graph and table as a new PDF, click the floppy disk icon. A new PDF file is saved in the patient's chart > Patient Files section. You can add comments, share and edit the new file. For more information see Viewing and managing inbox items.

    💡 Tip: This is useful if you need to send the results outside of the CHR through outgoing referrals or to the patient via the patient portal.

(Optional) Perform the following actions to view, print, or save the data.

Section

Description

Graph

Click the floppy disk icon at the top right hand side to only save the graph. The graph is saved as a new PDF file in the patients chart > Patient Files section.

Graph

Click the print icon on the top right hand side to quickly print or save to your device.

Table

Click the lab value row to open the full lab report in a new window.

Table

Click the floppy disk icon at the top right hand side to only save the table. The table is saved as a new PDF file in the patient’s chart > Patient Files section.

Table

Click the print icon on the top right hand side to quickly print or save to your device.

Updated April 7, 2022

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