This is a manual for using Technologist Desk.



Addition of New Diagnostic Test.

Open SISH

Select Lab and select Technologist from the drop down menu and login by entering user name and password. (Fig 1)



    Fig 1 :- SISH Login window (select Technologist)

Click on the Laboratory Tab on the upper right corner of the SISH window and click on the Laboratory option from the menu. (Fig 2)


    Fig 2 :- Laboratory Tab and Laboratory Option


The screen will look as follows. (Fig 3)

    Fig 3: Test Addition (Add button)

Now, to add a new test we first start by click on the “Add” button on the bottom of the screen. (Notice that after clicking the Add button, the button changes to “Save”. This is for saving our entry of a Test addition. We will save our entry at the end.) (Fig 4)

    Fig 4: Test addition (Save button)


Now, we enter the following:-

  1. Test Name
  2. Category
  3. Specimen
  4. Data Type
  5. Input Mode


1. Test name


    Fig 5.1: Adding Test Name


2. Category

  a. Choose the Category from the drop down menu.


    Fig 5.2: Adding Category


   b. If Category is not present in the drop down menu then we must manual add the category.

    i. Click the + button right next to the category field. Enter the Category name.


    Fig 5.3: Add a new Category item.

    ii. Click on Add and close window.


    Fig 5.4: Adding new Category item.


3. Specimen

  a. Choose the Specimen from the drop down menu.


    Fig 6.1: Adding Specimen


  b. If Specimen is not present in the drop down menu then we must manual add the Specimen.

    i. Click the + button right next to the Specimen field. Enter the Specimen name.


    Fig 6.2: Adding new Specimen item.

    ii. Click on Add and close window.


    Fig 6.3: Adding new Specimen item.


4. Data type
Select data type.


    Fig 7: Datatype


5. Input method

Select “Input Method” from the drop down menu and click Save.


    Fig 8: Adding Category


    Fig 9: How it looks after Entry



Adding Test Components and Test Parameters

In addition to adding a new Diagnostic Test we also need to enter the Test Components and Test Parameters.

The process of adding Test Components and Test Parameters for Diagnostic Test of different Datatype (ie: Qualitative and Quantitative) is different in SISH.


  1. Adding Test Components for Qualitative Datatype.
  2. Adding Test Parameters for Quantitative Datatype


 a. Adding Test Components for Qualitative Datatype

“Microscopic Examination Urine” has a Qualitative Datatype.
Select “Microscopic Examination Urine” and Click on the “Options” button.


    Fig 10: Adding Test Component for Qualitative Datatype


A window as follows will pop-up.


    Fig 10.1: Adding Test Component for Qualitative Datatype (window)


Now,

  1. Enter “Sub Test” Name
  2. Select an option from the “Option” (drop down not button)
  3. Click “Add”
  4. Close the pop up window


    Fig 10.2: Adding Test Component for Qualitative Datatype (Sub-test Name)


    Fig 10.3: Adding Test Component for Qualitative Datatype (Option from drop-down)

After adding a Test Component the newly added test component will be shown on the table as shown in the following image.


    Fig 10.4: Adding Test Component for Qualitative Datatype


b. Adding Test Parameters for Quantitative Datatype

For eg: “A:G Ratio” has a Quantitative Datatype.

Test Parameters for A:G Ratio

  Method - Calculation
 Age Group - All Age
 Gender - Both Sex
 Conv Factor - 1
 Lower Limit - 0.9 / 0.9 (Metric Unit/ SI Unit)
 Upper Limit - 2.1 / 2.1 (Metric Unit/ SI Unit)
 Normal Value - 0 / 0
 Unit - none


Select “A:G Ratio” and Click on the “Options” button.


    Fig 11: Adding Test Parameters for Quantitative Datatype

A window as follows will pop-up.


    Fig 11.1: Adding Test Parameters for Quantitative Datatype (Eg: A:G Ratio)

Now, we will enter the Test Parameters

  1. Method
  2. Age Group & Gender
  3. Conv. Factor (Conversion Factor)
  4. Lower Limit & Upper Limit (Metric Unit/ SI Unit)
  5. Normal Value & Unit


1. Method


Click on the drop-down menu and select the Method. In this case, Method = Calculation.


    Fig 11.2: Adding Test Parameters for Quantitative Datatype (Eg: A:G Ratio) (1. Method – Selection )


If the required Method is not listed in the drop-down menu, we must manually add the Method.


To do so,
Click on the plus/add icon next to the Method drop-down menu. A window will pop-up.
Type in the name of the Method on the empty field and Click on Add.


    Fig 11.3: Adding Test Parameters for Quantitative Datatype (Eg: A:G Ratio) ( 1. Method – Manual Addition of Method)


    Fig 11.3: Adding Test Parameters for Quantitative Datatype (Eg: A:G Ratio) ( 1. Method – Manual Addition of Method)


Close the pop-up window and Select the newly added Method from the drop-down menu.


    Fig 11.3: Adding Test Parameters for Quantitative Datatype (Eg: A:G Ratio) ( 1. Method – Manual Addition of Method)


2. Age Group & Gender

Select Age Group and Gender from the drop-down menu.
In this case,
Age Group = All Age
Gender = Both Sex


    Fig 11.4: Adding Test Parameters for Quantitative Datatype (Eg: A:G Ratio) ( 2. Age Group & Gender)


    Fig 11.5: Adding Test Parameters for Quantitative Datatype (Eg: A:G Ratio) ( 2. Age Group & Gender)


3. Conv. Factor (Conversion Factor)

Enter the Conv. Factor if given. In the case for A:G Ratio the Conv. Factor is “1”.


    Fig 11.6: Adding Test Parameters for Quantitative Datatype (Eg: A:G Ratio) ( 3. Conv. Factor)


4. Lower Limit & Upper Limit (Metric Unit/ SI Unit)

Enter both “Lower Limit” & “Upper Limit”.
In this case we are entering the Lower and Upper Limit for Calculation Method of A:G Ratio.


    Fig 11.7: Adding Test Parameters for Quantitative Datatype (Eg: A:G Ratio) ( 4. Lower Limit & Upper Limit)


5. Normal Value and UNIT

Enter Normal Value and UNIT if given as shown in fig 11.9. In the case of Calculation Method for A:G Ratio both Normal Value and UNIT is not given.

We, will take Bilirubin Direct as an example this.
  Bilirubin Direct
   Method – ERBA AUTOANALYSER
  Unit - mg/dl : mg/dl (Metric Unit/ SI Unit)


    Fig 11.9: Adding Test Parameters for Quantitative Datatype (Eg: Bilirubin Direct) ( 5. Normal Value & UNIT)


After Entering all the Test Parameters, CLICK on ADD.

The new Test Parameter will be shown in the table at the bottom of the Test Parameter window as shown in the following figure.


    Fig 11.10: Adding Test Parameters for Quantitative Datatype (Eg: A:G Ratio) ( 5. Normal Value & UNIT)



Test Grouping


Open SISH

Select Lab and select Technologist from the drop down menu and login by entering user name and password. (Fig 1)


fig 1 :- SISH Login window (select Technologist)


Click on the Laboratory Tab on the upper right corner of the SISH window and CLICK on the Grouping option from the menu. (Fig 2)


  Fig 2:- Laboratory TAB and Grouping Option


A window called TEST GROUPING will pop-up.

  Fig 3: TEST GROUPING window


In the Test Grouping window, you will find the following items.

  1. Billing Mode
  2. Billing Name
  3. Datatype
  4. Diagnostic Test

  FIg 4: TEST GROUPING window items


For TEST GROUPING let us take CBC (Complete Blood Count) as an example.
Example :-  CBC
   billing mode – normal
  billing name – Complete Blood Count(Normal)
  Diagnostic Tests under CBC

  • Total Leukocytes Counts (Blood) (Quantitative)
  • Differential Leukocytes Count (Blood) (Qualitative)
  • Haemoglobin (Quantitative)
  • Platelets Count(Quantitative)


1. Billing Mode

  • First and foremost we specify the Billing Mode.
  • Here we specify our Billing Mode
    (eg: General; Civil; Free; Normal; Standard etc.)

In this case our Billing Mode is NORMAL.


Fig 5: TEST GROUPING – Selecting Billing Mode


2. Billing Name

  • Here we specify the Billing Name of the Test. (eg: CBC, LFT, RFT)

In this case our Billing Name is Complete Blood Count(Normal)



Fig 5: TEST GROUPING – selecting Billing Name


3. Datatype

  • Here we specify the Datatype of the Test. (ie: Quantitative & Qualitative)

First we set our Datatype to Quantitative.



Fig 5: TEST GROUPING – selecting Datatype


4. Diagnostic Test

  • Here we specify the Diagnostic Test which falls under the Test Billing Name. Based on the Datatype this section will display the Diagnostic Test.

  For example,
   Earlier we set our Datatype to Quantitative, so only those Diagnostic
   Tests with Quantitative Datatype will be shown here.


Fig 6.1: TEST GROUPING – selecting Diagnostic Tests


Now,
  Select the Test Method for the Diagnostic Test from the drop-down menu.



Fig 6.2: TEST GROUPING – selecting Test Method


Fig 6.2: TEST GROUPING – selecting Test Method

And CLICK on ADD.
After Clicking on ADD the Diagnostic Test will be shown on the table as on the image below. Also notice that the field TEST METHOD value is set to REGULAR.


Fig 6.3: TEST GROUPING – selecting Diagnostic Tests

After adding all the Diagnostic Tests, the Test Grouping for CBC will look as follows.


Fig 7: TEST GROUPING


Finally close the Test Grouping window after completion.