Laboratory testing is an integral part of clinical decision-making. Yet, physicians are challenged with ordering the right test for their patient that will best answer their clinical question. Laboratories don’t make it easy, with multiple tests that have similar names and multiple names for the same test. The consequence is clinical confusion that causes doctors to order the wrong tests, miss the necessary tests and overuse the laboratory. Physicians also have less time to keep up with best practice literature given the rapid addition of genetic, molecular and other diagnostic tests to the market. The laboratory can help by providing interpretive services. A team of experts reviews the patient’s chart, orders the appropriate tests and provides a concise interpretive narrative based upon best practices and medical evidence for the clinician.
This webinar will explore examples of how a laboratory can add value by providing interpretive services to the physician that will save money, enhance laboratory efficiency, decrease unnecessary testing, and improve adherence to current best practices.