Get your external test results linked into the medical record

For providers ordering tests to be performed by outside resulting agencies (laboratories, pathology, imaging centers, etc), ensure your results are easy to find by placing the order in Epic@UNC and marking the order as class “external.”

If the specimen is collected in the clinic or elsewhere and sent to the outside laboratory, the results come back to the provider and need to be reviewed and entered into the record.

To do this, the result paper needs to have the order number in Epic@UNC to link the results to the order and help anyone who needs to review/find that important result. The process is outlined in this tip sheet.

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