Result Point User Manual - Paradigm Environmental Services

SAMPLE MASTER® RESULT POINT™
TABLE OF CONTENTS
LOGGING IN ................................................................................................................................... 3
RETRIEVING YOUR PASSWORD ....................................................................................................... 3
CHANGING YOUR PASSWORD ......................................................................................................... 3
REVIEWING YOUR ORDERS IN THE SYSTEM ........................................................................... 4
ORDER LOOKUP TOOLS ................................................................................................................. 4
Customer Index ....................................................................................................................... 5
Search by Customer ............................................................................................................... 6
Search by Site ......................................................................................................................... 6
Order Index Listing .................................................................................................................. 7
SPECIFYING THE ORDER LIST DATE RANGE .................................................................................... 7
USING SHORTCUTS TO FIND AN ORDER QUICKLY ............................................................................ 8
USING THE ORDER EXPLORER TO LOCATE AN ORDER ...................................................................... 8
PREVIEWING AN ORDER ............................................................................................................. 9
CHOOSING A REPORT TYPE ......................................................................................................... 10
VIEWING PDF REPORTS AND OTHER FILE ATTACHMENTS (IF AVAILABLE)......................................... 10
NAVIGATING AND WORKING WITH THE REPORT PAGE ...................................................... 11
FINDING SAMPLES QUICKLY ......................................................................................................... 11
UNDERSTANDING YOUR REPORT............................................................................................ 12
THE BASICS ................................................................................................................................ 12
LIMITS, MESSAGES, AND OTHER INDICATORS ................................................................................ 13
Understanding System Notifications ..................................................................................... 14
Viewing Data Subsets such as Permit Limits ....................................................................... 14
THE REPORT KEY ........................................................................................................................ 16
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Logging In
To login to Result Point™, enter your username and password supplied by your laboratory in the
appropriate fields on either the Home Page or the Login Page and click the “Login” button. Please
note that the password is case sensitive.
Figure 1 - User Login
Retrieving your Password
If you have lost or forgotten your Result Point™ password, the “Forgot your Password?” link is
shown below the login button, see Figure 1. When you click this link, you will be directed to a
page requiring you to enter the email address associated with your account. After submitting your
email address, your account information will be emailed to that address.
Figure 2 - Result Point User "Dashboard"
Changing your Password
To change your password, click the “Change my password…” link on the blue menu bar at the
top of the page. When the change password dialog window appears, see Figure 3, enter your
current password, your desired password, and a confirmation of your desired password, and click
the “Update” button. A message will be displayed informing you whether or not the password
change was successful; if the change is successful, you can use this password the next time you
login.
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Figure 3 - Change Password Dialog
Reviewing your Orders in the System
Upon logging into Result Point™, you will be presented with multiple options for reviewing orders
and customer information. The Result Point explorer is the primary navigation tool which displays
customers and orders in a tree view style listing with logical groupings. A new menu item will also
appear called “Lookup Tools” which allows you to find orders by customer, by site, or by viewing
a list of all available customers.
Order Lookup Tools
The tools provide the ability to view an index of all your accessible customers in the Sample
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Master LIMS, you can search by customer or search by site name for all sites/orders in the
LIMS.
Figure 4 - Order Lookup Tools Menu
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Customer Index
The Customer Index screen is an alphabetical listing of all customers in the LIMS. Clicking the
desired letter at the top or bottom of the listing will move you to a list of 10 customers with names
starting with that letter. By clicking the "Next" or "Previous" links, you display the next or previous
10 customers beginning with the selected letter. The listing will also display the total number of
clients in the specified index. Clicking on a customer link redirects you to a list of Order ID's for
that specific customer.
Figure 5 - Customer Index Sample
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Search by Customer
The Search by Customer screen, or Client Search screen, allows a user to search for a desired
customer using full or partial search criteria. The results returned will display all Customer Names
containing the search string. When a customer’s name is clicked, the results returned will redirect
the user to a listing of all orders for the specified customer.
Figure 6 - Customer Search Screen
Search by Site
The Search by Site, or Site Search, screen returns a screen similar to the Customer Search
screen except that the Customer Orders are also returned at the far right, and they are listed and
identified by Customer Name and Site Name. The user has the option of clicking on the “Site
Name” or “Order ID” to view the order associated with the site. The user may also click on the
“Customer Name” to view a complete listing of orders for that customer.
Figure 7 - Customer Site Search Screen
Search by Multiple Sites
The Search by Multiple Sites screen allows the user to type in multiple sites separated by
commas in one search, but the user must use the full name of the site in order to display in the
search list. The search returns a similar screen as the Site Search.
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Order Index Listing
The Order Index is a listing of orders for a specific customer, which can be accessed by clicking
on a customer link on the Customer Index page or on a customer link on the results page from a
Customer or Site Search. The listing will search back a specified number of months for the most
recent orders, and will group the orders by the assigned “Order Date”. The arrow to the left of the
assigned month and year heading can be clicked on to hide Order IDs or to show Order IDs for
that month and year. Clicking on an Order ID link will transfer you to the Order Preview page for
that order.
Figure 8 - Available Orders
Specifying the Order List Date Range
By default, when viewing the Order List you will be presented with either the orders for the
current month or the last month containing orders for the specified customer/account. To view
orders occurring prior to the displayed date range use the pull down box under the title:
“Show all orders within the last”: and click “Refresh”.
NOTE: Result Point™ will automatically search for the latest month containing available
orders, if the system fails to find any within the maximum range a notification will be
displayed.
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Using Shortcuts to Find an Order Quickly
When viewing the Order List or while visiting the home page after login you will see an “Order
Lookup” entry box. Enter a known Order ID, click the "Go” button, and you will be directed to
the order preview page for that order. A non-existent or inaccessible order will cause a
redirection to the Customer Index List.
Figure 9 – Order Lookup Entry Box
Using the Order Explorer to locate an order
The Order Explorer organizes all available orders in an easy to manage tree-view listing. The
Order Explorer allows for two listing arrangements for Orders: Show by Order Date, and
Show by Project ID/Site. When viewing Orders by date they will be arranged as follows:
Customer Name, then Order Year, and then Order Month. When viewing Orders by Project
ID/Site they will be arranged as follows: Customer Name, then Project ID, then Order Year,
and then Order Month. To preview an Order in the Order Explorer simply click on the Order
link on the desired branch.
To show and hide the Order Explorer to make more room available to view data click the
arrow button on the divider bar. To resize the width of the Order Explorer click in the
background of the tree-view and drag left or right to make the width larger or smaller.
Figure 10 - Order Explorer Showing Orders in two different views
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Previewing an Order
After clicking an Order ID link, you will be brought to the Order ID preview page, where the
Details of an order, such as the Laboratory Order ID, Site Name(s), Date received in Lab, and a
Sample List are displayed. The Sample ID List which consists of the Laboratory Sample ID(s),
Customer Sample ID(s), Matrices, Collection Date/Time and the Analysis Requested for each
sample can be viewed on the Order Preview Page without having to load the result information.
Figure 11 - Order Preview Page
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Choosing a Report Type
While previewing the details of an order you have the option to view multiple types of reports. The
reports that your laboratory has made available to you may vary from lab to lab. Report selection
is made in the “Select a live on-screen web report…” section of the Order Preview page. Here
you will find a list of report types with explanations of what exactly the report consists of, along
with a hyperlink that allows you to open the report.
Figure 12 - Report Types
Viewing PDF Reports and other file attachments (if available)
If your laboratory has chosen to make PDF reports and accompanying files available to you over
the web through the Result Point™ system, you will see a list of files to the right of the Order
Detail information on the Order Preview page. These files are generally Portable Document File
formats of hard-copy reports that you would regularly receive on paper, or electronic results such
as Excel documents. To view these reports click the hyperlink for that report. Depending on your
local system/browser configuration, the file will either be displayed in your web browser or will be
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opened in another third-party application such as Adobe Acrobat Reader . Alternatively, files can
also be saved to your local machine by right-clicking the link and selecting “Save target as…”
Figure 139 - PDF Report List Close-Up
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Navigating and Working with the Report Page
Finding Samples Quickly
When viewing a report with a large number of samples, a desired sample can be found by
scrolling down vertically in your web browser and finding the appropriately labeled tabbed group.
A sample can also be “jumped” to by clicking the Sample Number hyperlink in the sample list
section of the report header. The user can print the report by clicking the "Print this report…"
button at the top right corner of the report.
Figure 14 - The Sample List
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Understanding your Report
The Basics
The formats of Result Point™ web-reports vary from report-to-report but contain generally the
same information such as, dates, times, location, and samples grouped by their respective
matrices. Each sample and its Tests/Parameters are grouped together in tabbed boxes as seen
in Figure 5. The tab section displays information pertinent to that specific sample, such as
laboratory Sample Number, Customer Sample Number, Matrix, Collection Date, and the column
headers for the result information. Result information is grouped in a hierarchal format and onceagain varies from report-to-report. The columns of data that are displayed are noted in the column
header section below the sample header information.
Figure 15 - Sample Results
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Limits, Messages, and other Indicators
Result Point™ allows the laboratory to indicate to a user when a parameter result or other
value has exceeded an upper or lower limit or when the value falls outside of a given range
specified in the LIMS. Cases such as these are usually shown by a “highlighted”, or specially
formatted, value and/or parameter row. An example of these “highlights” can be seen in
Figure 16. If a report contains special cases where comparisons are made and special
formatting is applied the system will display an example of this formatting with an explanation
in the report key section of the report you are viewing.
Figure 16 - Sample Results with an Example of "Highlighted" Results
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Understanding System Notifications
From time-to-time the Result Point™ system will notify users of events such as samples or
parameters not being displayed in a report, or that an extra subset of information like permit limits
have been applied to the report for range checking, Etc.
Figure 17 – Common Notification Messages
Viewing Data Subsets such as Permit Limits
When certain notifications are displayed, they may provide links to datasets that were used in the
creation of the report being viewed. Clicking the link will open the data subsets in a new window.
For example, permit information that was used in checking value ranges will open the Customer
Permit Viewer.
The Customer Permit Viewer will display all the limits in the system that is applied to the order in
a hierarchal format as follows: Site, Customer Sample Number, Matrix, Test, Method, and
Parameter. Alongside this listing will be a date-based matrix showing the months that these
specified limits are valid and will be applied. The Result Point™ system will automatically
determine the proper limit to use based on the Project associated with the Order and Permit.
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Figure 18 - Customer Permit Viewer
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The Report Key
The Report Key is shown at the bottom of all reports and displays information about the
indicators, abbreviations, and symbols seen in a typical report. Reports that utilize advanced
features such as limit highlighting and special case formatting will automatically display sample
cases of the formatting along with a description as to why they occur.
Figure 19 - Report Key
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