Comparing Lab Results
This lesson contains steps on how to compare lab results within the Labs chart section. Labs can only be compared if they were documented using structured lab tests in SOAPware. Scanned lab results cannot be compared.
For instructions on how to document lab results, see: Documenting Labs
Note: The instructions contained in the above link for documenting labs is considered structured data for the Meaningful Use requirement. For further information on this Meaningful Use Requirement, see: Clinical Lab Results
Accessing Labs Chart Section
Click on the Labs tab to view the chart section.
Compare Labs Button
To begin comparing multiple labs, Click on the Compare Labs button.
Select Lab Tests For Comparison
- Click to Select each lab that the user wishes to compare. A user may select multiple labs at one time for comparison by using Ctrl + Click keyboard command.
- Click the Compare button to display comparison of lab results.
After clicking the Compare button, the selected labs test and values will be displayed for the user (see example above).