Clinical use of the laboratory

Noklus also provides guidance to general practitioners (GPs), specialists and nursing home doctors in the clinical use of laboratory tests. As a part of this service, we compile practice profiles and case reports that focus on the use of laboratory tests and the post-analytical phase.

General Practice profiles centred on laboratory usage
In collaboration with the Norwegian GP organisations, Noklus produces General Practice profile reports that focus on GPs' use of laboratory tests. The reports are well suited for specialist training, and they include suggestions for discussion amongst collegues as well as academic material. Programme participation is free and open to all GPs in Norway. Installing our software and extracting data from the electronic patient records (EPR), is quick and easy. The software extracts selected patient record data obtained during consultations over the last 12 months, including most laboratory results, diagnoses and medications. Patients are anonymised, and Noklus holds a licence issued by the Norwegian Data Protection Authority to collect and store data from EPRs. Based on the data we receive, we prepare two reports: General Practice profile and Anticoagulant treatment with warfarin.

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Case reports
In an effort to improve laboratory services in primary health care, Noklus regularly sends out case reports and questionnaires. The case reports focus on the use of laboratory testing in nursing homes and general practice while emphsising collaboration with homecare services. Participating doctors receive feedback reports in which their own responses are collated with the responses of other participants. The case reports are good tools for testing your own responses and form an excellent basis for discussion with collegues. A Noklus work group has been assigned to finding suitable case histories and preparing reports.

Contact Svein Ivar Fylkesnes at for more information.


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