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In Lab Service Manager (LSM), specialties play a crucial role in organizing test results and facilitating the generation of reports. This knowledge base article provides an overview of specialties in LSM and guides users on how to set them up effectively.

  • What are Specialties in LSM?
  • Utilizing Specialties

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What are Specialties in LSM?
Specialties in LSM refer to predefined categories or groupings assigned to different tests. Each test can be associated with a specific specialty, allowing for better organization and reporting of test results. Specialties help in grouping related tests together, especially when generating reports or analyzing data.

Setting Up Specialties:
To set up specialties in LSM, follow these steps:

1. Accessing Preferences:

  • Log in to LSM with administrator credentials.
  • Navigate to the Admin section and select Preferences.
  • In the Preferences menu, locate and click on the “Tests” option.

2. Managing Specialties:

  • Once you get to your test list, locate and click on the “Specialties” option.
  • This will open a window where you can add, edit or delete specialties.

3. Adding Specialties:

  • To add a new specialty, enter its name in the designated field.
  • Save the changes to create the new specialty.

4. Assigning Specialties to Tests:

  • After creating specialties, associate each test with the appropriate specialty.
  • Navigate to the test configuration section where you can edit test details.
  • Within the test configuration, find the option to select the specialty and choose the appropriate one from the dropdown menu.
  • Save the changes to link the test with the selected specialty.

Utilizing Specialties:
Once specialties are set up and assigned to tests, they can be utilized in various aspects of LSM, including report generation and job organization:

  • Navigate to Admin -> Preferences -> Report and invoice template.
  • When generating reports, use the tag ##results## to organize test results based on specialties.
  • This tag ensures that test results are presented according to their respective specialties in PDF reports.
  • If a test is not associated with any specialty, its name will not be displayed in the report under any specialty section.

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