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Re: [Gnumed-devel] basic test types - Sample type prefixes

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] basic test types - Sample type prefixes
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2004 23:13:53 +0200
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> Complicating matters - but at some point something we may want to 
> factor into design - is that the labs often use a different set of 
> codes by which to ORDER tests as opposed to codes by which to REPORT 
> results. Among other reasons, a single order code can designate 
> multiple tests whereas that single code would be a clumsy way by 
> which to manipulate/search results. Also there are some tests which 
> although you may order a single test (for example serum iron 
> saturation), I think the lab must do a pair of tests (transferrin and 
> iron) and even if that is wrong there are other situations where they 
> must do a "ghost test" (my term) in order to generate a result.

We have that, too. Same when ordering "profiles" or
"screenings". One reason why we don't try matching incoming
results to outgoing orderings (as in single tests). We just
import whatever comes in.

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