Miscellaneous Test
Label Mnemonic: MTESTU
Epic Lab Code: LAB7778
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Urine
Collection Medium:
Yellow top round bottom tube (no additive)
Minimum:
Test dependent
Rejection Criteria:
Test dependent
Delivery Instructions:
Deliver to laboratory after collection.
Turn Around Time:
Test dependent
Reference Range:
By report
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 urine (Medium) collection requirements, essential
 for proper collection by patient and/or nursing staff.
•Urine 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