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Reminder: May 1 Salem Health changes reference lab
By Mary Ransome, director of imaging and lab
A command center will be in place starting noon, Sunday, April 30, to provide end user support as the reference lab changes. Read more about the reasoning behind the changes here.
The last set of specimens going to PeaceHealth Reference Lab will be sent Sunday, April 30 at 5 p.m. Send out tests received on May 1 will be sent to ARUP Reference Lab. Call 503-814-4357 to report issues or request assistance.
All reference laboratory tests that Salem Health does not perform in house will remain orderable. If you are unable to find a lab test in your menu, simply order a miscellaneous test by searching: XTST1 or LAB3234.
Prior to April 30, tip sheets will be posted in the Epic reference links/Radar dashboard to remind you of this process. The Lab HELP order currently available in Epic will be discontinued and replaced with the new miscellaneous test code (see above) effective May 1.
To reduce impact, Information Services will automatically update the System Preference List and Order Set List. If you would like to update your personal preference list and/or order sets, you will need to search the System Preference List for the updated laboratory test code. This will be covered in the tip sheet, as well.