Audit Trail Management Overview
This is an Administrative function rather than a standard lab operation. Only users with LIMS Administrator profile or equivalent have this on their menu and may access it.
The Results Audit Trail (may be listed as simply Audit Trail on your particular solution menu) is a central repository list of all testing results that have been flagged as auditable during Test definition. The Audit Trail function helps to fulfill many regulatory and standards compliance requirements.
To View Audit Trail Information
Navigate to the Audit Trail menu item. The Audit Trail List screen displays all Audit Trail records in the system.
You can use the LabLynx LIMS Filter tool to search for specific records.
NOTE: As you process a large number of samples over time, you may want to set the filter to automatically pre-filter, reducing retrieval time. Or it can be set to pop up immediately, before any records are retrieved, so you can choose your limiters.
From the Audit Trail List screen, select an Audit Trail record.
The system displays the record in a new screen, including:
- The original result (this is blank unless a calculation has occurred that changes the result value)
- The new result (this is simply the result value, unless a calculation produces a new result value)
- Who made the edit (entered the result)
- When the edit was made
- The reason for the edit
Use the arrow buttons to browse to other records. Single arrow: next/previous, double arrows: first/last