|*||An asterisk indicates an abnormal alpha result.
NOTE: An asterisk will only appear if the procedure has an established
reference value or expected range.
|H||An upper case H indicates a numeric value higher than the established
NOTE: The H will only appear if the procedure has established limits for
|L||An upper case L indicates a number value lower than the established
NOTE: The L will only appear if the procedure has established limits for low values.
|C||An upper case C indicates a critical value.
NOTE: The C will only appear if the procedure has established limits for critical high or low values.
|A||An upper case A indicates an amended result. A footnote will provide the previous value and date and time of correction.|
|f||A lower case f indicates a footnote associated with the test or result.|
|Not Done||Not done; a report will not be forthcoming.|
|QNS||Quantity of the specimen is not sufficient for testing; a report will not be forthcoming.|
|@||Denotes test was performed at a reference laboratory. A footnote will indicate the reference lab name.|
|$||Denotes a test with interpretative data|
In most cases, any abnormal result will also print in bold type.
If results of a test are pending, the status of the specimen will be displayed (i.e. IN LAB, IN PROCESS, etc.) and acknowledges the test request although analysis is not complete at the time the report was printed.