Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Lab Tests Online-Au launches free pathology information app

Lab Tests Online-Au, the award-winning, not-for-profit website providing independent information about pathology testing has launched a free app for iPhone with versions for Android (Google Play) phones and Amazon Kindle available in the coming weeks.

"Whether you are a patient looking for answers that might reassure you about your health or a medical practitioner, health professional or student seeking quick confirmation of a test, this new app puts the information into the palm of your hand," Lab Tests Online-Au Chair, Professor Leslie Burnett said.

Information on Lab Tests Online-Au is prepared by pathologists and scientists working in pathology laboratories and is reviewed by an editorial board. The website attracts more than 80,000 visits a month. Professor Burnett said research had shown that just over half of users were medical and health professionals and students. "They can now get up-to-date information about pathology testing on their smart phones whenever and wherever they need it."

The Lab Tests Online-Au app has information on hundreds of pathology tests, diseases and clinical conditions and specimen collection and processing, as well a general overview of pathology laboratories, the way they work and the people who work in them. It has been developed by the Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists (AACB) with support from the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA). It has been funded under the Quality Use of Pathology Program of the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. The site is accredited by and complies with the international standards of the Health On the Net (HON) foundation.

Lab Tests Online-Au is part of an international network of similar sites. There are now 17 sites world-wide in 14 languages. To download the free app go direct to https://itunes.apple.com/app/lab-tests-online-au/id574299717?ls=1&mt=8 For more information go to http://www.labtestsonline.org.au/

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