Setup of the MicroScan: There is a special version of the interface
There is only one MICRO card type and it's internal number must be
1. The 'ORGANISM' subfile is used to look up the organism number
by the 'Card Code For Organism field'. The 'DRUG' subfile is used to
lookup the Drug abbreviation by the 'Card Code' field.
At the time the PARAM1 mumps code is executed the variable V
is set to the MIC value "^" the NCCLS code. All the "M" record fields
are in Y(field number). There is a subroutine DGT that will load the
MicroScan Dosage Guide Text into the COMMENT field preceded by the Drug
code in the MicroScan to work with the VA LSI.
X-ref to build in the MicroScan:
The specimen information is downloaded from the VA to the MicroScan
using the abbreviation from the TOPOGRAPHY file.
The provider is sent down using the initals from the PROVIDER file.
The location is sent as found in the ACCESSION file, and service
is sent if found in the ACCESSION file.
Use the LAMILL routine to add accessions to the load list and enter the
panel TEST number to be done (these numbers are provided in the MicroScan
documentation), and the ISOLATE number if known. If the ISOLATE number is in
Set the following paramaters on the MicroScan:
question leave the isolate blank and the MicroScan will assign.
This allows the TECH to only load the MicroScan with accession
that are prepared for the MicroScan.
NOTE: The MicroScan must have one of its console's active in the
interface routine before starting any downloads.
If a download is started and the MicroScan isn't in the right
mode, Then on the VA side the MicroScan instrument will have to
be restarted to clear the LA global and then the download
started again. This procedure can easily by done by using the 'Restart
Timeout >20 sec, String delimiter to zero (No delimiter),
Processing of Instrument data' option [LRJOB] located in the Lab Interface
To use the MicroScan in a upload only mode clear the HANDSHAKE
field from the auto instrument file and set the MicroScan protocall
to XON only.
Communication parameters and formats menu selection definitions
(refer to pgs 2-4 through 2-7 of Vol 1)
Field delimiter to | (ascii 124), Protocall to NO ACK/NAK.
2.5.1 Baud Rate 3 for 1200
2.5.2 word lenght 8 for 8
2.5.3 # of stop bits 1 for 1
2.5.4 parity 0 for none
2.5.5 protocol 1 for XON/XOFF
2.5.6 serial port # 2 for comm2
2.5.7 timeout delay 20 seconds
2.5.8 checksum type 2 for sum-ascii
2.5.9 null field OK yes
2.5.10 hospital/lb ID none
You may want to use the Single Therapy reporting.
2.5.11 delimiter value
field delimiter | (ascii 124)
string delimiter 0
2.5.12 edit suppression list K
2.5.13 custom format # 2
Custom data fild formats and conversion menu selection definitions
(refer tp pgs 2-8 through 2-18 fo Vol 1)
2.6.1 specimen number normal
2.6.2 date/time format YYMMDD|HHMMSS
2.6.3 organism name format abbreviation
2.6.4 single therapy reporting? NO
2.6.5 sort transmissiont select by specimen number
2.6.8 cross reference tables 1) words
2) source mnemonics
2.6.9 customize protocol character
definitions change #5 <1f> to 13
In the Auto Instrument file: To setup for Bi-directional operation
2.6.10 not used for Autoscan 4
NOTE *** Regarding customization of the system (microscan) mnemonics
make sure the urine entry in the source file has the urine flag set to
set the HANDSHAKE field to D ^LAMSP to handle the ack handshaking.