Custom Sync

How do I order an antibody?

To order an antibody in the Suggested Panel, click on “Add to Order” hyperlink. A green checkmark appears next to the antibody name indicating that the antibody has been added to your antibody cart. Place your cursor over the cart; notice that it will list the antibody you just selected. You may remove antibodies from your order by selecting the “Exclude this Antibody” hyperlink under the antibody name in the Suggested Panel or from the cart by clicking on the red minus sign next to the antibody name or the “remove all” hyperlink. Alternatively, on the Comprehensive Panel, you may click the icon labeled “Add to Order” to place this antibody in your cart. You may remove this antibody from your order by selecting the icon again. All antibodies in cart are listed with your laboratory’s preferred name. Select “Print Order” and the ImmunoQuery will generate a form you can print out, fill out the relevant information and attach it to your requisition and specimen bound for the lab.

What does “Show lab Ab names” mean?

Show Lab Ab Names

When running a Dx panel, you’ll notice the checkbox “Show Lab Ab Names” just above the antibody names on the left-hand side of the Comprehensive and Suggested Panels. Selecting this checkbox allows you to view antibodies in your panels with the common name used by your laboratory. You may toggle this checkbox off again to view the panels with ImmunoQuery names.

How do I use panel filtering?

ImmunoQuery with Custom Sync allows you to customize your ImmunoQuery panels. Four options exist to view your dx panels: no filtering (classic ImmunoQuery), lab available antibody filter, expert panel filter and both lab available antibody and expert panel filter. Below are screen shots of each activated filter with a description preceding each:

Comprehensive Panels without filtering is that of the classic ImmunoQuery featuring the Comprehensive and Suggested Panel using meta-analysis (please note that no boxes beside the word “Filter:” are checked). Along the left-hand side of the results panel, icons are shown. The presence of the icon next to an antibody name indicates that the antibody is unavailable in the hospital’s lab. Conversely, the absence of a symbol next to an antibody name identifies the antibody as available in the hospital’s lab.

When the hospital’s “Available in Lab Inventory” filter is checked the Comprehensive panel displays only those antibodies that are available in-house. All unavailable antibodies are removed.

The third and forth filters show the Ask an Expert panel for the 3-diagnosis differential panel (note the checked “Expert” box). The third filter is that of the classic Ask and Expert panel with availability icons shown down the left-hand side of the panel. The presence of the icon next to an antibody name indicates that the antibody is unavailable in the hospital’s lab. Conversely, the absence of a symbol next to an antibody name identifies the antibody as available in the hospital’s lab.

The fourth filter shows the Ask an Expert panel but, similar to the second filter, displays only those antibodies that are available in-house. All unavailable antibodies are removed.

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