Effective Date: 
Wed, 03/23/2016
Tue, 03/06/2018

Specimens to be sent to Quest Diagnostics are checked against a worklist generated from Harvest LIS. The specimen processor is to check each Quest bag for accuracy of specimen, labeling of specimen and matching of requisition. Once all specimens are checked off the specimens batch is electronically transmitted to Quest and the specimens are bagged at their appropriate temperatures for the Quest courier.


Creating a Send Out Worklist

Double click the Reference Lab window on the Work Centers bar.

A window comes up with a list of specimens to be sent.

Access the File menu in the upper left corner of the screen.

Select Print from the drop down menu.

Select Entire Report from the Options window that pops up.


Sending the Batch to Reference Lab Electronically

Highlight the specimens to be batched in the Reference Lab window.

Click the Create Batch button in the lower right corner of the screen.

This will send the orders to the reference lab electronically and print a list of those orders to be sent with the specimens.


We currently like to batch PAP specimens, Surgical Pathology specimens and Miscellaneous other specimens separately.

Therefore 1st step is to highlight all PAP specimens, and hit Create Batch.

Then highlight all surgical pathology specimens and hit Create Batch.

Then highlight all other specimens left and hit Create Batch.