Best Practice Alert (BPA) for COVID-19 Testing

There is now a BPA (Best Practice Advisory) that will fire in Epic when a COVID-19 test is ordered. This will fire upon picking the order. Please follow the instructions below when placing the order.


  • Upon picking the COVID-19 Order, the clinician will see the below BPA.
  • “Remove” will be auto defaulted, so if “Accept” is clicked, the order will come off their order list.
  • If they click “Keep”, the “Accept” button will be greyed out until they click the “Acknowledge Reason” and enter a comment.  The name of the IPC nurse they spoke with should be entered in the comment field.  They will then be able to click “Accept” and place the order.
March 29, 2020