Get Started With Direct Transmission From Your LIS

Start transmitting your quantitative PT results to the CAP using direct transmission. Follow these steps and review our user guides. Each user guide targets questions ranging from installing the agent and extract reports—to use of the standard ordering convention, test code mapping, testing your PT transmissions, and ensuring on-time transmission. A CAP representative will provide installation support and training throughout the process to ensure a smooth implementation.

1. Verify Minimum Resource Requirements

  • Server for installation of agent.
  • One of the following laboratory information systems (LIS): SCC Soft®, MEDITECH, Sunquest®.
  • Use of a standard ordering convention that requires the entry of information related to CAP PT into prescribed fields of your LIS.

2. Order

  • Complete and submit the enrollment form. Upon processing, we will contact you to schedule web conferences to install the agent software and train your laboratory staff on test code mapping.

3. Install

4. Test

  • Simulate a transmission to confirm your laboratory’s test codes have been mapped correctly by running the extract report in test mode. (See Laboratory Setup Guide)

5. Transmit Results

  • Enter an order for PT in your LIS using the standard ordering convention.
  • Place PT specimens on instrument for processing.
  • Run the report in your LIS to extract PT results. PT results will be transmitted to the CAP.
  • Review, approve, and submit PT results on cap.org. (See the Reviewing, Approving, and Tracking Test Results in e-LAB Solutions Suite how-to video)

Want to Do More With Less?

See How Direct Transmission of PT Results From Your LIS Works.

Need to enroll? Submit the enrollment form to start the process.

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If you are not sure if the CAP has a solution for your laboratory to report PT results by direct transmission or have questions, we can help.

Email: ptdirecttransmission@cap.org
Phone: 800-323-4040, option 1