Question of the Week:
Do I Order Reflex Testing?

Question of the weekA specific criteria needs to be met in order for reflex testing to be ordered. If the criterion is met, the testing happens automatically. If the criterion is not met, the testing is not performed.  A common example is the Beta hCG test.  If the answer to the administrative question “is female patient of childbearing potential?” is marked yes, the Beta hCG would reflex and the testing would be performed.  If the answer is marked as no, the testing would not be run since the criterion was not met.