Specimen Viewer

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Specimen Viewer

The Specimen Viewer allows a user to view specific specimen information for selected specimens.

Users are not able to open this dialog for specimens that have not been committed.

The default viewing fields of the Specimen Viewer can be edited using the Specimen Viewer option under the Preferences tab in the User Editor.

To access the Specimen Viewer:

  1. Highlight one or more specimens that have a BSI ID.

  2. Right-click on the selection and open the RMB menu.

  3. Select View Specimen Data...

The tabs in the lower pane of the Specimen Viewer are:

  • Specimen- Users can edit the default fields displayed in this tab under preferences in the User Editor.

  • Sample - Users can edit the default fields displayed in this tab under preferences in the User Editor.

  • Location - Users can edit the default fields displayed in this tab under preferences in the User Editor.

  • Requisitions - Displays the IDs of the requisition(s) in which the specimen has been submitted or is currently reserved.

  • Shipments - Displays the IDs of the shipment(s) in which the specimen was included.

  • Lineage - Displays the parent and child specimens associated with the selected specimen.  Users can edit the default fields displayed in this tab under preferences in the User Editor.

To view the specimen, sample, or location history of the selected specimen, click on the History button located in the bottom right corner of the Specimen, Sample, or Location tabs. This will open the respective History Report.


Specimen Viewer Data report

In addition to standard printing options, the Specimen Viewer dialog has a unique report feature which allows users to print data on specimens currently selected in the viewer.

To run a Specimen Viewer Data report:

  1. From the Specimen Viewer's main view, click the Print Tab Data button, located in the top toolbar of the viewer. The Report Option dialog appears.
  2. Select one of the following report options:
    • Current Specimen - displays data for only the currently selected specimens
    • All Specimens listed - displays data for all specimens that were chosen when initially accessing the Specimen Viewer
  3. From the Include data from textbox, located at the bottom of the Report Option dialog, select the type(s) of data that will be displayed in the report:
    • Box Layout - displays the information from the Box Layout tab
    • Location - displays the current location of the specimen
    • Sample - displays BSI ID, Date Drawn, and Subject ID
    • Specimen -  displays BSI ID, Current Label, Date Entered, Material Type, Repository, Study ID, and Vial Status
  4. Press the OK button. The Select Output Type dialog appears.
  5. Select the appropriate report output format and press the OK button to print the report. Press the Cancel button to return to the Specimen Viewer.

Specimen History Viewer

The View Specimen History Data option allows users to view audit history changes made to specimen and sample data for a particular specimen. Users must have permission to view the selected specimens.

To view specimen history data:

  1. Highlight one specimen that has a BSI ID.
  2. Right-click on the selection to open the right mouse button.
  3. Select View Specimen History Data.
  4. The [Specimen] as of [Date/Time] dialog will open.

The dialog contains a table view listing of each history record. Each line in the table corresponds to an event in the history of the specimen. Changes made during that event are bolded and displayed in green cells. By default, the column order is Batch ID, Committed By, then Date Modified, followed by the fields displayed in the default template on the database. The table is initially sorted by the Date Modified field value. The first line in the dialog by default displays the current specimen and sample level data and shows a value of “Current” in the Batch ID column.

When any line in the table other than the current data line is selected, a panel appears at the bottom of the dialog displaying properties of the batch, including any associated requisitions.specimen history viewer