What is the standing order?
A “standing order” is a test or a series of tests ordered by an authorized caregiver that will be repeated at regular intervals for a fixed period of time. The order(s) are generally in connection with an extended course of treatment. The diagnostic information consistently supports the medical necessity of the testing throughout the utilization of the standing order.
The laboratory will collect samples only for the tests indicated on the order and only at the interval indicated on the original order. Changes to the original order will require a new order to be faxed or written by the ordering physician.