Only a minimal amount of information about specimens is stored in CCR. This process will give you access to that information. However, it might be more useful to access the information about the specimen that is stored in itBioPath. For instructions on how to view a specimen's itBioPath record, see Accessing a Specimen's itBioPath Record.

To view/edit the record of a specimen collected from a patient:

Open the patient detail record for the patient in question. See Viewing/Editing a Patient Record for instructions on how to do this.

Select the Labs tab.

Double-click on the specimen you want to view/edit in the Specimens grid. The Specimen Detail window will open displaying the selected specimen's information.

Make any necessary changes to the sample information on the Specimen Detail window. For a description of this window and the fields presented, see The Specimen Detail Window. See also the links at the end of this topic for instructions for performing specific editing tasks on this window.

Click the Save button to save your changes. The window will close and the changes will be saved.

To close the window without saving any changes to the specimen record, click the Cancel button. If there are unsaved changes when you do this, a confirmation dialog will open asking you to confirm that you want to close the window without saving. Click Yes to close the window and lose all unsaved changes made. Click No to keep the window open if you really want to save your changes (by clicking Save).

While the window is open, if there is any unsaved data on the window, the letters on the Save button will appear in red, yet another way of reminding you to save your work before closing the window. Any changes made to the Specimen Alias grid on the window will have been automatically saved already.

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