One of the best laboratory reference look up software available for the pediatric handheld.
Everything we may need to look up is there.
Each test presented in details from basic information to pediatric specific reference ranges to costs and ICD codes.
Once again the amazing organization and classification of Epocrates is clearly evident in this piece of software.
The test are classified and organized by name or panel or specimen type. So we can directly what tests are there in the CSF.
Panels are not only CBC and LFTs but there are specific panels like a complete metabolic panel (extremely useful in pediatrics). Ever thought what tests should we do for an Ashkenazi Jewish child, there is a special Ashkenazi panel!
With every lab test there is a small (but sufficient) introduction and information with links to relevant panels and synonyms. The reference ranges are suitable for the pediatricians as they are presented in age related changes of the ranges in question. Conventional and SI units both mentioned.
The interpretation of the results displayed in high or low, positive or negative with a differential diagnosis of the causes of each appropriately linked to Dx. Not only diseases but even medications that may cause the aberrant result are mentioned with linking to their Rx monographs. Even spurious pseudo causes are there.
How to prepare and in which tube should you take the sample is also mentioned.
Approximate US cost and even commonly associated ICD codes are there with every lab test.
Finally a small note can be added should we need to.