Define Contract Method Analyte Groups (MAGs)

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Define Contract Method Analyte Groups (MAGs)

This article demonstrates how to set up Contract Method Analyte Groups (Contract MAGs), which are used for scheduling samples, tracking bottles and containers and creating the COC for the lab(s). Contract Method Analyte Groups are required to schedule Tasks which include samples for laboratory analysis.

 

Add Method Analyte Group

 

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Click Add from the Method Analyte Groups tab. The SPM Contract MAG screen opens for creating Contract Method Analyte Groups based on Method Analyte Groups found in RT_MTH_ANL_GROUP.

 

Note: Contract MAGs can also be created by importing existing records from the RT_MTH_ANL_GROUP table. More information is available in the Import RT_MTH_ANL_GROUP into Contract article.

 

Define Contract Method Analyte Group

 

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Populate the following information:

 

1. Parameters

 

CONTRACT MAG NAME

oText (2000)

oA name for the new Contract MAG. If the MAG is to include multiple analytic methods among its members, consider listing the analytic methods in the Contract MAG name, e.g. "Metals (6010B, 6020)" to more clearly label the MAG in Chains of Custody (COCs).

METHOD ANALYTE GROUP

oRequired

oLookup: RT_MTH_ANL_GROUP.METHOD_ANALYTE_GROUP_CODE

oIf the RT Import procedure was followed above, this field should already be populated. If not, select a MAG that contains the analytes that should be added to the Contract. Multiple MAGs may contain the desired analytes.

oThe drop-down list displays all MAGS from RT_MTH_ANL_GROUP that are assigned to either the current facility or to no facility.

oWhen a MAG is selected, all members (analytes) belonging to that MAG will appear in the Contract MAG Members checklist. Select or deselect the desired members (analytes) by checking or unchecking the associated check boxes.

 

GROUP TYPE

oText (20)

oThe type of MAG

COST

oNumeric

oAvailable when the Simple radio button is selected.

oThe cost for entire MAG can be entered here. If more than one Contract Analytic Method is being used, the cost can be assigned to each Contract Analytic Method and those costs will be summed for the Contract MAG.

COST CALC CODE

oLookup: RT_SPM_COST_CALC.COST_CALC_CODE

oAvailable when the Advanced radio button is selected.

oThe cost calculation code that defines the MAG rates for the data provider. See Use Advanced Costs in Laboratory Contracts for more details on the setup of cost calculation codes.

COST TYPE

oLookup: RT_SPM_COST_CALC.COST_TYPE

oAvailable when the Advanced radio button is selected.

o"MAG" if the COST CALC CODE defines cost per MAG, "ANALYTE" if the COST CALC CODE defines cost per analyte.

TASK TYPE

oLookup: RT_TASK_TYPE.TASK_TYPE

oCan be used to specify the order of importance of a Contract MAG in EDGE.

SHOW MAG MEMBERS ON COC

oCheck to list Contract MAG members (analytes) individually on COCs.

 

2.  Check the Import Member check box for each individual analyte to include in the Contract MAG. Alternatively, click Include: All or Highlighted.

 

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3.  If the Contract MAG will be associated with containers, highlight one or more records, then click Contract Analytic Method: Assign or New. For more information on setting up Contract Analytic Methods, see the article Define Methods for Contract.

4.  Click Create to save the Contract MAG information entered.

5.  Click Save in the Contracts window to save the Contract. Click the Close button to exit the Contracts interface.

 

Propagating Contract Changes to Planned and Scheduled Tasks

 

Starting with SPM 7, when Contract Method Analyte Groups (MAG) and/or Contract Analytic Methods (AM) are modified and when these Contract MAG and/or Contract AM are currently used (added or assigned) to planned and scheduled tasks, then a list of propagation modes or options is presented to apply these changes to affected planned and scheduled tasks. 

 

This propagation feature works for both plan specific and shared contracts. For shared contracts, the change can affect planned and scheduled tasks from another plan in the same facility or from a plan in another facility. Note that shared contracts are available to different plans in the same facility and is also accessible to plans when logged in to other facilities.