IO: How to Order eLabs

To order eLabs:

  1. Open the patient chart for the patient
  2. Click Lab Requests tab or "New" next to Pending lab Requests
  3. Click New eLab . This will cause the Lab order window to open in a new tab in Change Healthcare.


  1. Set order type: 
    • PSC: Patient service center will collect specimen.
    • Standard: Lab will collect specimen.
    • Reccuring: Not applicable to Valant at this time. 
  1. Verify patient demographics.
  2. Fill out the order information.
    • Lab Order: If you have more than one lab indicate which lab
    • Operator: this is the person entering the lab order.
    • Ordering physician: who is ordering the lab work.
    • Client Facility: if the practice has more than one facility.
    • Collection date and time: defaults to today, used when specimen is collected at the practice.
  1. Input Test codes:
    • Tests can be searched for by clicking on the binoculars icon, then using the name of the test, panel, or by code.
    • The test code is specific to the Lab.
    • Labs and panels can be saved to Preferences, these will appear below the search window for quick access.
  2. ICD Codes
    • Tests can be searched for by entering a code in the text box. 
    • Diagnosis codes can be saved to Preferences, these will appear below the search window for quick access.
  1. Instructions/comments:
    • Not required, fill out as needed
  1. Once complete click Validate Order.
  1. The Validation screen will give you a preview of the lab order and allow you to print a labels if collecting the specimen at the practice. Once verified click Print and Send.


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