This is the primer on LM data entry for the Omics (10-C-0086) study.
Useful site addresses
Manuals for Labmatrix can be found at the bottom of the home page once you've logged in.
Labmatrix Lab Loader
If you are importing clinical labs or cultures, you'll also be using the Labmatrix Lab Loader web application, which lives at https://lmlabs.cancer.gov/; your account information is again the same as your NIH username and password.
Entering new subjects into Labmatrix
Because of the above distinction, when it's time for you to enter a new subject into Labmatrix, that person might already be in Labmatrix (e.g., they're participating in another study), or a colleague might have already entered their subject info for this specific protocol into Labmatrix.
In order to enter a new subject, click on the "Data Entry" menu at the top of the home page, and then use the "NIH Subject" menu item underneath "Create New". The first step will ask you to enter an MRN, and then you should click "Search" to check to see if there's an existing record for that MRN.
If there is an existing Person record: the record will be opened, with an alert message at the top reading "A single Person record has been found." You should click on the "Subjects" tab to make sure that there isn't already a subject record for this study. If there isn't, just use the "Create New Subject" link a the top right of the record, enter the study name (Omics), and click "Create Subject".
If there is not an existing Person record: the NIH demographics database will be queried, and if the MRN matches a known patient, a new Person record will be created and opened (along with an alert that reads "A new Labmatrix Person record has been created from the NIH Registry"). Now, you can use the "Create New Subject" link at the top right of the record, enter the study name (Omics), and click "Create Subject".
Once you're entering the new Subject record, you need to:
- Enter the subject's custom study ID into the Code field (this is usually "NCI" followed by a four-digit number for this study).
- Click on the Forms tab, then the Subject Protocols form in the left-hand column, and then the "Add Subject Protocols..." link near the top of the record; add a new record with the 17-C-0034 protocol along with the protocol start date.
Once you're done entering the subject info, click the "Save" button at the top of the record to save it.
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