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Pocket Lab Values

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: WiFi is necessary for embedded browser.
Tasks or Searches Tested: Pap Smear; insulin; pregnanediol, 1st Trimester
Design: Easy to understand and use
Functionality: Search by category, alpha list, or search box. Includes separate Common Panels search. Includes sticky notes. Can set for metric system (SI) or US system.
Content: Includes description of test, reference values, differential diagnosis, tube colors, and related labs. Indicates possible conditions when values increase and decrease. Includes useful website links. Notes and additional information minimal. No references.
Other Comments: Links topics/tests to Google, MedlinePlus, WebMD and Wikipedia. Except for MedlinePlus, these are not the best sources. Developed by Joefrey Kibuule, a medical student at Baylor College and app developer. An app developed by a student/independent developer would not be my first choice, but it seems to be a popular app that is widely used. Note: developer is a medical student, here is his website: http://www.medplusapps.com/about/ "I developed Pocket Lab Values because I wanted a lab values app that I?d want to use myself."
Reviews from others:
Link Description Reviewed in 2009 on imedicalapps.com. Good review, one of top four apps for medical lab values. One negative cited was lack of detailed information. A positive in the review is aesthetics and ease of use. Positive customer reviews on iTunes. HOWEVER, imedicalapps.com in a later review cites weak references (Google, Wiki) - "a decent app perhaps best used as quick references but needs some work before can be considered reliable app."
Link http://www.imedicalapps.com/2009/10/finding-best-medical-app-for-lab-values/
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