Miscellaneous Test
Label Mnemonic: MTEST
Epic Lab Code: LAB3621
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Whole Blood/Serum/Plasma
Collection Medium:
or or or or or
Red top tube 5 mL (Clot Activator) Pink top tube 6 mL (K2-EDTA) Lavender top tube 3 mL (EDTA) Light Green top tube (Lithium Heparin) Green top tube 10 mL (Na Heparin) Hospital Stores #907693 Yellow top tube 8.5 mL (ACD solution A)
Minimum:
Test dependent
Rejection Criteria:
Test dependent
Turn Around Time:
Test dependent
Reference Range:
Test dependent
Comments:
A miscellaneous test order is a Commercial Mail-Out order not linked to a specified test and a referral testing laboratory. This order is utilized when a test order is not found on the EPIC Facility/Preference Lists.

Since this order is not connected to a specified test, the full name of the test (no abbreviations, no acronyms) is an EPIC Order Entry question.

Additionally, the following information should be provided in the Order Entry Comments (F6) text field:
•Test number/ID and referral testing laboratory.
•Specific whole blood collection tube (Medium), essential
 for proper collection by nursing or phlebotomy staff.
•Specimen processing and storage requirements.

All miscellaneous test requests are reviewed by pathology Mailouts staff. Some testing requires approval by pathologist, including all testing on inpatient encounters exceeding $1,000 in charges.

Contact Mailouts at 356-8593 (0800-1630) for questions on direct bill options and the protocol to be used. For outpatient ordering, direct bill options (if available) can reduce patient and institutional financial liability for Mailout testing.
Methodology:
Test dependent
CPT Code:
Test dependent