What Are Custom Requisition Forms for Labs and Lab Testing?

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Apr 26, 2024 12:15:19 PM

Navigating the intricacies of laboratory operation requires precision, efficiency and personalization. That’s why custom requisition forms could be the new hero in your lab's toolkit. These forms not only streamline the procurement process; they also enhance accuracy and optimize your workflow. 

Let's dive into the world of lab essentials to see why your lab could benefit significantly from the integration of custom requisition forms. 

Defining Custom Requisition Forms 

Requisition forms serve as a written request for medical tests or procedures, initiated by a healthcare professional or medical facility and fulfilled at the laboratory. This documentation includes sensitive medical information like patient data, ordering physician details, test specifics, specimen information and billing details. 

Custom requisition forms are personalized and specialized documents designed for the specific needs and requirements of your laboratory's testing processes. Unlike generic forms, a custom form is pre-printed to include information relevant to a particular client or customer, such as client-specific testing details, instructions or logos. 

Avoid Costly Mistakes 

Error reduction is one of the most important benefits of custom requisition forms. 

Because of the protected patient information on the req form and the need for accuracy in medical testing, mistakes on lab forms can have a large monetary cost and human impact. Missing or incorrect information can lead to delays, diagnostic errors, and PII (Personally Identifiable Information) or HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) violations. But, as the pace and need for lab testing have increased, so has the risk of mistakes. 

Custom requisition forms protect sensitive information with barcoded labels linked to the patient, and they improve accuracy by reducing manual entry. 

Workflow Benefits of Custom Requisition Forms 

Custom req forms not only address the unique needs of laboratories but also play a crucial role in elevating the overall workflow within the testing environment. Here are some specific examples: 

Streamlined procurement processes 

Standardized and efficient processes for procurement help eliminate delays and improve overall productivity within the laboratory. 

Increased focus on critical testing work 

Skilled employees have more time to concentrate on essential testing work rather than getting bogged down by paperwork. 

Improved efficiency 

Patient and testing information can be pulled from a database and pre-printed on the form, minimizing the amount of data entry needed for a collection. 

More tailored solutions 

Client preferences can be added, like a logo or other customizations, or additional data points the client values for internal purposes. 

Labs can experience these benefits by utilizing a qualified print provider with the equipment and expertise to produce complex, high-quality, custom requisition forms. 

Custom Req Forms with GO2 Lab Media 

GO2 Partners offers ExpressReqs™, a custom requisition form solution designed to meet the dynamic needs of labs. 

This program provides just-in-time, flexible custom requisition options for labs, allowing clients to order forms as needed. With a diverse range of templates and label designs, ExpressReqs™ ensures quick and easy implementation for new market/client rollouts. Orders are typically filled within 24–48 hours, and the program incorporates a comprehensive quality control system to identify and rectify errors before reaching the lab. 

Custom requisition forms offered by with GO2’s ExpressReqs™ program provide a comprehensive solution for clinical labs seeking to enhance accuracy and efficiency in their processes. For more information on custom requisition forms and the ExpressReqs™ program, contact GO2 Lab Media today. 

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