Mapping lab synonyms
Updated over a week ago

Lab results are often named slightly differently depending on the electronic lab distributor it is received from (e.g Hemoglobin, Haemoglobin, Hb). It is important to use lab mapping to group similar result names. This way, TELUS Collaborative Health Record (CHR) recognizes that they are the same lab test and displays them together in flowsheets, trending graphs and so on.

You use lab mapping to sync different lab result names to a standardized common name. The common name shows in the Latest Lab Results and Lab Results section.

📌 Note: Lab results do not map together if they come in under different group heading names. For example, a lab result for Hemoglobin with a group heading of Hematology does not map with a lab result for Hemoglobin with a group heading of Complete Blood Count. The group heading name appears at the top left of the lab report and under the lab result name in Latest Lab Results and Lab Results sections.

📌 Note: You can map lab tests only from integrated electronic lab vendors such as Dynacare or Meditech. You cannot map lab tests from uploaded documents or faxes.

This feature must be configured by the TELUS CHR Support account. Contact the TELUS Health support team through the support chat for more information.


  1. From the main menu, click Settings > Labs.

    Under the Lab Result Names Mapping section, you see all currently mapped lab tests.

  2. Scroll to the end of the list, and click + Add Name Mapping. The New Name Mapping window opens.

  3. Add the Common Name and all Synonyms. For example, some lab vendors refer to Albumin (Urine) as Microalbumin (rand urine).

  4. Click Save.

  5. To remove a lab mapping, click the grey x.

Updated July 18, 2023

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