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Lab Gear Pro

Review Author: Valorie_Hallinan@URMC.Rochester.edu
Platform: iOS
App or Mobile Website: App (link to App Store)
Does it require WiFi to work? No
Category: Medical
Price: $2.99
Special Instructions: Once inside the app, when you click on the i information icon, a box pops up labeled Lab Gear Medical - title inconsistency confusing. WiFi is necessary for embedded browser.
Tasks or Searches Tested: cancer antigen 125; total lung capacity; cardiac output
Design: Tabbed menu format - can select 4 search categories; an easy to read and search interface. Has "fishbone" schematics for Preset testing panels.
Functionality: Can select preferred search categories from: Organ Systems, Testing Source/Specimen; Lab Type, or List Panel. Or, you can make custom category list. Also a search box. Bookmark most used tests. Includes sticky notes, toggle between US and SI (metric) units. Can edit Lab Values to customize for your institution.
Content: Peer reviewed, with over 300 lab tests - includes descriptions, differential dx, presenting symptoms, supplemental info. Also has "Random Lab refreshers for leisure learning."
Other Comments: This app has links to Google, Wikipedia, Lab Tests Online, and Med Calc & Med Calc Pro (if you have the latter two downloaded onto your device you can jump from Lab Gear to linked calculations in MedCalc). However, Wiki and Google not the best sources.
Reviews from others:
Link Description Recipient of best medical app, including Top 10 essential medical apps of 2010 from mobimed.it (an Italian site).
Link http://www.mobimed.it/essential-medical-apps/
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