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Trans Woman Patient

Ordering Provider

Laboratory Personnel

Scope Statement:

This use case is from the American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA)

This use cases deal only with electronic orders for laboratory tests and does not address paper requisitions.


  • Provider orders laboratory test(s) via their EHR system and sends specimen(s) to the laboratory.
  • Provider complies with laboratory’s test requirements re: specimen collection and ask at order entry (AOE) questions (if applicable)
    • Note: Every AOE requires a modification to the EHR system to present the AOE question to the provider during the order process.  Additionally, the laboratory must be able to process the AOE ‘answer’ messaged as an observation.