Censor Codes

Censor codes can be assigned to specimens, controls and assay runs to indicate an issue or special condition.

For example, a censor code might indicate a contaminated specimen or equipment failure. User censors are those that are added by a user. System censors are those that are added automatically by LDMS when certain conditions are met.

There are three types of user and system censors:

specimen censors

These censor a single specimen on a run; other specimens on the run are unaffected.

run censors

These censor the results of an entire assay run. They indicate that something went wrong with the entire test.

test censors

These censors are assigned in LDMS Specimen Management and are used to explain why an assay that was expected to be run for the specimen was not run.