When requesting tests electronically...
|Request tests electronically whenever possible||Send leaky specimens|
|Include collection date, patient's name, date of birth and New York State county of residence||Send two specimens with different collection dates on the same Infectious Diseases Requisition (IDR)|
|Search for test names in the test catalog||Write test name in notes|
|Call for prior test approval when indicated||Send specimen without a paper IDR or Electronic Test Request Form|
|Contact laboratories with questions||Send inappropriately packaged specimens|
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