Adding Specimens and Controls not Logged into LDMS

There may be times where you need to test a specimen or control that is not entered into LDMS through Specimen Management . For example, you may have a control that is used on assay internally at your laboratory.

Adding a specimen or control to an assay that was not logged into LDMS

  1. Setup the assay as normal.

  2. On the Preview tab, click the button from the LDMS toolbar.

  3. Enter an identifying name into the specimen identifier field. This is not an LDMS specimen ID (since the specimen was not added to LDMS), but rather a name for your usage.

Specimens added in this manner will always be placed into the next available location in your assay setup. These specimens will appear on the assay result report but will not be available to select for patient reports.