The Results Module stores the results of procedures performed on specimens. Procedural data for specimens change because of variable changes like temperature, dilution, sugar, or white blood cells.  Results from these variables can vary based upon variable changes. These characteristic-type values preferably would not be stored at the specimen level.  If data is stored at the specimen level it could be overwritten when new specimen data is entered.  The Results module keeps a history of this data without overriding previous procedural data.  This data is stored within the Results module based upon machine processed data that is imported through an uploaded file.

The Results module has two components, the Procedure Definition submanager and the Results submanager. These procedural and run-specific properties can be run at a certain time, in a certain order, and with specific controls and verifiers. Users must have permission to access this module.

The Results submanager is for managing new and saved result batches. This submanager lists existing Result batches, which can be sorted and filtered. 

A Results batch can be created from the Requisitions module or directly in the Results module. Data can be entered manually, through import, or via BSI Connect. 

Results data can be linked to vials/specimens, subjects, or requisitions. Results data can be added before or during a requisition and can be matched to BSI IDs. Results data can be used for specimen and subject selection. This data can be also utilized to find and report on specific samples in the Reports module.

Typical workflow for using the Results Module:

Set up a procedure → Execute a procedure (in Requisitions) → Add results data → Use results data (in Reports)

Create or add a Run to a Result Batch

To create a new Result Batch:

(Prior to creating or adding a run to a Result Batch, Procedure Definitions need to be created and released)

  1. Press the New button on the Results submanager.

  2. The Select Procedure dialog will open. Click the ellipse to open the Select Codes dialog. Select the Procedure and click the OK button. The selected Procedure ID will be entered into the Select Procedure dialog; click the OK button.Select_Procedure.png

  3. The Run Properties dialog will open. Fill in the Run Label and other required and desired fields.run_properties_dialog.png

  4. When finished entering Run Properties, click the OK button.

  5. The Result Batch editor will open. results_batch_editor.png

    1. results_batch_editor_view.pngWithin the Results Batch editor, controls can be designated as well as standards and characteristics. Although these values are created within Procedure Definition, they can be applied to specific specimens within the Results batch for comparison with other specimens.
    2. Data can be entered manually or imported. Properties, table data and grid data can all be imported into the results batch. Data can be stored in the same file and can be added via a single import action. Importing properties:
      1. To Import properties, select File/Import. Select the Browse button on the Importer Wizard dialog and select the import file.  Select Next.  Highlight a single cell the import file in the Mapping to Output section and right click and select Import Property. Select the property this cell corresponds to. Select OK. 
      2. Select the Import button to import those results into the Result Editor.
  6. Enter run data or import and save by pressing the Save button on the toolbar or choosing Save from the File menu.

Example: After running her experiment on several specimens, Dr. Hu needs to record the results of her first test run. She does not use the Requisitions manager at all, so she will enter his data via the Results sub-manager.

  1. First she will create a new Results batch for the procedure and enter the properties for her first run.
  2. Then she can use the Importer wizard to upload all of her run data to the batch.

To add a run to an Existing Result Batch:

  1. In a Result Batch editor, click the Add Run icon from the toolbar or select Add Run from the Edit menu.add_run_to_a_results_batch.png

  2. The Run Properties dialog will open.  Fill in the required and desired fields.  Click the OK button.

  3. The run just added will be displayed in the Result Batch editor.

To view a different run:

  1. In a Result Batch editor, click the drop down box next to "Select a run to view:" in the top right corner.viewing_runs.png

  2. Select a run from the drop down menu.

  3. The run selected will be displayed in the Result Batch editor.

You may view the properties for the displayed result run by selecting Visible Run Properties from the File menu.

View or Edit an existing Result Batch

Users will not be able to edit a result batch while in View Mode.

To view an existing result batch:

  1. Select the desired result batch to view by clicking to highlight it in the Results submanager.

  2. Press the View button in the Results submanager.

  3. The Result batch editor of the selected result batch will open in view mode.

To edit an Existing Result Batch:

  1. Select the desired result batch to edit by clicking to highlight it in the Results submanager.

  2. Press the Edit button in the Results submanager.

  3. The Result batch editor of the selected result batch will open in edit mode.  Users will be able to view and edit all fields that were originally available when creating a new result batch.

  4. When finished editing the result batch, press the Save button on the toolbar or choose Save from the File menu to make the changes permanent.