What's Simple Test Lab Add-on? And how to use it? - LabCollector

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Simple Test Lab add-on within LabCollector , is an innovative and intuitive solution designed for small labs to efficiently and effectively manage their testing processes. With this add-on, tracking and handling tests has never been easier.

This add-on is specifically designed to help small labs manage their testing processes with efficiency and ease. Whether you need to manage samples, track tests, or generate reports, the Simple Test Lab add-on has got you covered. Its user-friendly interface and streamlined processes make it easy to learn and use, even for those who are new to LIMS.

So, if you are looking for a reliable, user-friendly, and fully integrated solution to manage your testing processes, then the Simple Test Lab add-on is the perfect fit for you. With its robust features and seamless integration with LabCollector, you can expect to improve your lab’s productivity and efficiency in no time.

The screenshot below provides a comprehensive visual representation of the main interface of the Simple Test Lab add-on.

The home page provides you with a comprehensive view of all your requests and enables you to effectively manage the entire testing process from start to finish. You can easily track the creation, status, printing, archiving, and deletion of all your requests.

To streamline the management of your requests, the add-on has a simple yet effective three-stage status system:

  1. The first status is “Ordered,” which indicates that your request or patient is in the database and you are waiting for sample data and results.
  2. The second status is “In Progress,” which signifies that the sample has arrived, and the lab is analyzing it. You can also start filling the results form at this stage.
  3. The third and final status is “Printed,” which indicates that the results form is complete, and a copy has been sent to the patient or the requester.

The add-on also offers other convenient features, such as the ability to search and filter requests, track pending requests, and export data for further analysis. All of these features are described below:

    • 1: Search bar: this section provides a quick and easy way for you to search for specific information. With this tool, you can search for requests, patients, or other data using a variety of parameters such as name, date, or sample name.
    • 2: Search Request Date: filter requests based on the date they were submitted to find specific information quickly.
    • 3: Requests table: view and manage all requests with essential information such as request number, patient name, request date, sample type, results, and status.
      • When you click on “Create Sample“, you will be presented with two options to choose from, whether you want to input a new sample or select an already existing one.

        • Clicking on “New” will open a new tab that corresponds to the chosen module (in our example below, we chose the Samples module, you can configure this later in the “Setup” menu), you will then have to input all the necessary information about your sample.

        • Clicking on “Existing” will open up a list of all existing samples in your database, you will then have to select the one you require.

      • When you click on , a new tab will appear which corresponds to the selected module form (in our example, we chose a custom module, called “Patient”), you will then have to submit the results you received.

      • When you click on the status , a new tab will appear, in which you can change the request status to by confirming the reception of your results.

      • When you click on the status , you can view exactly when the request status was last changed.


    • 4: Action List: view and manage all actions associated with your requests, including deletion, archiving, and updating, to ensure that all actions are tracked and completed in a timely manner. For each of your requests, you can also easily print the results form using the designated icon .
      • You can delete a request by clicking on . However, please note that deletion of a request will no longer be possible when the status is turned to “Printed“. Also, you will be prompted to confirm the deletion before it is finalized (as shown in the screenshot below).

      • You can also update the list of exams that were ordered by clicking on the checklist icon .

      • Finally, if you want to archive a request, simply click on , you will then be prompted to confirm the action.


  • A: When you click on “New Request“, a new tab will appear, prompting you to confirm whether you want to select a new requester/patient, or an already exisiting one, or simply click on Internal Request if it was the case.

    • When you click on “New“, the corresponding module form will open up (in our example, we selected the Address Book, remember that you can always configure it within the “Setup” menu), you will then have to input all of your requester/patient’s data.

    • When you click on “Existing“, a list of already existing requesters/patients will appear, from which you can select the one you require.


  • B: When you click on the “Past Request” button, you will be able to view all of your previous requests, allowing you to quickly and easily access any relevant information you may need. This section provides a comprehensive history of your past requests, including important details such as request date, sample, results, and status.


  • C: When you click on the “Setup” button, you will be taken to a page that provides you with a range of options for customizing your add-on.

One of the key features of this section is the ability to select the category from a book module where your requests will be stored.

In addition, you can choose the custom module where your requests’ results will be stored, which further streamlines the process of managing and tracking your lab’s data.

Furthermore, you have the option to input a classification for your requests, which can be used for sorting and filtering purposes. It is important to note that if you choose to leave this field empty, the system will automatically input the default value “Patient” for you.

  • When you click on “License,” you’ll be pleased to learn that the add-on is completely free to use. This means that you can take full advantage of all its features and capabilities without any hidden costs or fees. Whether you’re a small lab looking for an affordable way to manage your workflow, or a larger organization seeking to streamline your operations, the Simple Test Lab add-on is an ideal solution for anyone looking to improve their lab management processes.

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