STANDING ORDER POLICY

When standing orders for laboratory testing are appropriate for an extended course of treatment, they may be established in the laboratory.

In order to establish a standing order the following information must be provided:

  • Patient name
  • Include ordering provider (name & provider #)
  • Medical Record Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Test(s) to be put on Standing Order
  • Appropriate ICD-9 code (diagnosis)
  • Effective date
  • End date (not longer than 1 year)
  • Define frequency of testing
  • Special Instructions (if any)

A standing order may be initiated using a properly completed standard requisition with a notation "ESTABLISH STANDING ORDER". Please include information regarding frequency and end date. If a standing order is created for a test which has frequency limitations please provide the proper documentation through ICD-9 codes which would justify testing outside the normal scope.