New: COVID-19 Qualitative PCR Order for HM Staff

If you’re ordering a COVID-19 Qualitative PCR test for HM staff presenting in the ED:

  • Select the order from the Orders activity Quick List > Microbiology
  • Select the newly-added COVID-19 Qualitative PCR – HM Staff option, along with the specific specimen source.

Selecting the COVID-19 Qualitative PCR – HM Staff option defaults “HM Staff” into the Comments section of the order, notifying our HM lab that the test is for an HM staff member and should be resulted internally instead of sent out to a reference lab.

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