This is the file that holds the names and ordering, display of tests.
.01name(+)0;1FREE TEXTBThis is the name of the Laboratory test you are defining in this entry.
1test cost0;11NUMERICEnter the cost of the test.
2synonym5;0MULTIPLE60.1This is another name for the test. It may be the locally preferred name, or a common misspelling.
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.
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.
5location (data name)0;5FREE TEXTCLOCATION (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.
6accession area8;0MULTIPLE60.11This 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.
7unique accession #0;7BOOLEAN1:YES
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.
8unique collection sample0;8BOOLEAN0:NO
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.
9lab collection sample0;9POINTER62This 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.
10required test0;17BOOLEAN1:YES
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".
13field0;12FREE TEXTData Dictionary field in file 63.
14procedure (snomed)0;10POINTER61.5This is the SNOMED name or code of this test.
15*quick index0;13BOOLEAN1:YES
No longer used. Will be deleted after this version. index list. Enter YES to include, @ to delete.
16extra labels0;15NUMERICIf 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.
17highest urgency allowed(+)0;16POINTER62.05The highest urgency allowed must be stored here. The smaller the number, the more urgent.
18forced urgency0;18POINTER62.05This specifies the default urgency status of this test. It points to the URGENCY file.
51print name(+).1;1FREE TEXTDDefault test heading for cumulative results reports. (May be different in LAB REPORTS file 64.5.) in LAB REPORTS file 64.5)
52reserved.1;2FREE TEXTReserved for future use.
53print code.1;3FREE TEXTRepresents 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.
54pretty print entry.1;4FREE TEXTThis is the Pretty Print Routine (see next field) line entry point. Some programs have more than one entry to give a "special" display.
55pretty print routine.1;5FREE TEXTIf 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.
56print order.1;6NUMERICThis is the print order of the test within its accession area.
64national va lab code64;1POINTER64ACThis field is used to map tests in file 60 to the VA National Lab codes found in file 64.
64.1result nlt code64;2POINTER64This is the workload procedure code associated with this test. It is used in compiling laboratory workload statistics.
64.2catalog item64;3BOOLEAN1:YES
This field is used to indicate that this entry is to be included in the Electronic Catalog.
98edit code0;14POINTER62.07Points to EXECUTE CODE file.
99.1*batch data code4;1POINTER62.07No longer used. Will be deleted after 1/89.
99.2execute on data review4;2POINTER62.07At the time a test or panel of tests is reviewed, the execute code is run.
100site/specimen1;0MULTIPLE60.01Processing 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.
110general processing inst.7;0WORD-PROCESSINGThis may include any processing instructions pertinent to this test.
200lab test included in panel2;0MULTIPLE60.02Enter 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.
300collection sample3;0MULTIPLE60.03Enter 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.
310general ward instructions6;0WORD-PROCESSINGText to be seen by the ward each time the test is ordered regardless of the type of collection sample.
320required comment0;19POINTER62.07Points to EXECUTE CODE file.
400data name.2;1POINTER63If 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.
410input transformCOMPUTEDComputed field.
411data typeCOMPUTEDComputed field.
412culture id prefix0;21NUMERIC 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.
500verify wkld code9;0MULTIPLE60.12The College of American Pathologists Workload codes for the test/procedure are entered here.
500.1accession wkld code9.1;0MULTIPLE60.13 This subfile holds the WKLD codes to be credited during the accession process.
501*ask amis/cap codes0;2BOOLEAN1:YES
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.
503combine test during order0;20SET OF CODES1:NO
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
504cis test code10;1FREE TEXT 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.
505site notes date11;0MULTIPLE60.0505 This is the date of this particular note.
506default site/specimen cpt1.1;1POINTER81If 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.
507hcpcs code1.1;2POINTER81HCFA 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.
508ama compliant/billable panel12;1BOOLEAN0:No
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.

Referenced by 15 types

  1. DRUG (50) -- lab test monitor, *lab test monitor
  2. DELTA CHECKS (62.1) -- test name for input value 1, test name for input value 2, test name for input value 3, test name for output value 1
  3. AUTO INSTRUMENT (62.4) -- default auto micro test
  4. LAB SHIPPING EVENT (62.85) -- lab test
  5. WKLD CODE (64) -- test
  6. WKLD LOG FILE (64.03) -- lab test name
  7. LR AP DIALOG CONFIG (69.73) -- orderable item
  8. ORDER (100) -- item ordered
  9. ORDER STATISTICS (100.1) -- name
  10. PROTOCOL (101) -- name, file link
  11. ORDERABLE ITEMS (101.43) -- name
  12. CLINICAL EVENTS (234) -- lab test
  13. RHEUMATOLOGY (701) -- lab chem
  14. LABORATORY EXTRACT (727.813) -- test
  15. VBECS WORKLOAD CAPTURE (6002.01) -- test performed