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The Genetic Diagnostic Testing (GDx) mobile application (app) for VA Care Teams provides access to Genetic Diagnostic (GDx) test results for interpretation in clinical settings. Data for the application comes directly from the laboratories performing the tests via Health Level Seven (HL7) messages that contain the results of the genomic lab tests. The historical genomic test data have also been loaded into the GDx App. These were received and stored in VA Informatics and Computing Infrastructure (VINCI) prior to the development of the HL7 message exchange.

Features:

  • Access your patient’s genetic diagnostic test data
  • View all of a patient’s genetic diagnostic tests
  • View details of specific tests
  • Access Genetic Diagnostic Test Data

    The GDx App for Care Teams provides access to Genetic Diagnostic (GDx) test results for interpretation in clinical settings.

  • View Test Results

    See all your patient’s genetic diagnostic tests, and sort tests by the test name, date reported, test results, reference range, Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes(LOINC) and LOINC Description.

  • View Test Result Details

    View details of a specific test including performing lab, principle result interpreter, accession/specimen number, CPT and LONIC codes, observation notes and specimen comments.

The Genetic Diagnostic Testing (GDx) mobile application (app) for VA Care Teams provides access to Genetic Diagnostic (GDx) test results for interpretation in clinical settings. Data for the application comes directly from the laboratories performing the tests via Health Level Seven (HL7) messages that contain the results of the genomic lab tests. The historical genomic test data have also been loaded into the GDx App. These were received and stored in VA Informatics and Computing Infrastructure (VINCI) prior to the development of the HL7 message exchange.
To use the GDx App you must be a VA health care professional with credentials for the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA). The GDx App is a web-based app, accessible on a Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) device.
The GDx App allows you to search for a patient and then view lab test results that you have ordered for that patient.
To view a patient’s test results, you must first search for and select a patient. To search for a patient, tap Search for a Patient, and a pop-up Patient Search box will appear. Tap the blank Search Patient bar and search by:

  • Full Social Security Number (SSN)
  • Last name
  • First and last names (middle initial optional)
  • First initial of last name and last four digits of SSN
Tap Enter to see a list of results matching your search. To select a patient, tap the name of the patient from the list. A pop-up Patient Search Details box will appear showing the patient’s name, date of birth (DOB), age, social security number (SSN) and sex. Tap Select Patient, and you will go to the patient’s Test Results screen, where you will see a list of your patient’s genetic diagnostic tests.
You can sort the genetic diagnostic tests by the test name, date reported, test results, reference range, Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) and LOINC Description.
To view the details of a patient’s genetic diagnostic test, from the Test Results screen, tap View Details. You will go to the Test Result Details screen, where you will see:

  • Veteran’s name, SSN, DOB and sex
  • Test name, date reported, test status, test results, reference range and the number of abnormal flags on the test results
  • Performing Lab
  • Principle Result Interpreter
  • Assistant Result Interpreter
  • Ordering Facility
  • Accession / Specimen Number
  • Accession Date
  • CPT Code
  • LONIC Code
  • Observation Method
  • Equipment Instant Identifier
  • Observation Notes
  • Specimen / Site
  • Specimen Comments
The Test Result Detail screen may include a detailed lab report, which means an attachment was included with the result. To access the detailed lab report, tap Detailed Lab Report. If the attachment is a PDF, the document will automatically be launched in the viewer. If the attachment is not a PDF, you will be prompted to download the file before viewing. Some attachments may represent raw test data and may require specialized programs and expertise to interpret. These have been provided to aid providers who may need to examine or reanalyze the underlying test data to make treatment decisions.
VA Mobile Health is an initiative that aims to improve Veterans’ health by providing technologies to expand care beyond the traditional office visit. As part of VA Mobile Health, VA is releasing a series of secure apps that take advantage of the popularity of wireless technologies to support Veterans, Caregivers and VA care teams.
Additional information about other available VA apps can be found on mobile.va.gov/appstore as well as mobile.va.gov.
More resources, such as a User Manual, Quick Start Guide and Slideshow can be found on mobile.va.gov/appstore, and search for the app to access the resources.

If you need assistance with the GDx App, dial 1-844-482-6624 to speak with a VA representative. The Help Desk is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT. For TTY assistance, dial 711.

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