Mobile Apps & Resources: Medical Lab Tests


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  • In the ‘Evidence’ section, we assess how easily an app user can identify the app’s currency and support from the evidence
  • In the ‘Usability’ section, we assess the organization of information and other usability factors that may contribute to user experience

Our complete grading criteria for evidence and usability are embedded in the review.

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Medical Lab Tests

Medical Lab Tests

 Versions reviewed

Version 1.0 (Android); Version 3.8 (iPad & iPhone)

 Device & OS used

Galaxy A52 AG; iPhone iOS 15.2.1 

 Date of review

February 9, 2022


Erica Wright (AHS); Vanja Stojanovic (SHA)

 Technician Support 

Melanie Belliveau

 Similar Library Apps   n/a

Image Source: Medical Lab Tests. Retrieved on March 8, 2022 from:

Stated Purpose  

“Medical Lab Tests is the perfect pocket tool for medical laboratory tests and enables you to browse through a huge library of common lab tests to find out more about clinical laboratory values… You get to easily read the accurate interpretations for common lab tests and it also helps you to remember lab values as well as differentials between values and the[n] learn about reference values.”1,2

“Learn more about reference range, clinical information and interpretation.”1,2

In-app disclaimer: “Note that although we’ve tried to provide some current and accurate information regarding the lab tests and values, but the entire data is available only for educational purposes and cannot be replaced with professional treatment for any medical condition.”1,2  “All reference values are for adults if not otherwise stated. Reference values should not be regarded as absolute indicators of health and disease. Reference intervals should be used with caution, since values for healthy individuals often overlap significantly with values for persons with disease. Laboratory values may vary significantly because of differences in methodology and mode of standardization. Therefore, laboratory values in individual institutions may differ from those in this application.”3


  • Users may “favorite” entries for easier retrieval.
  • Users may change the tube color of entries.
  • User may toggle between SI and US units for lab values.
  • Depending on the user’s device settings, the app will adjust to dark mode if device is also set to it.
  • Access History with recently viewed entries (search history).


Image Source: Medical Lab Tests. Retrieved on March 8, 2022 from:


Medical/clinical laboratory/pathology assistants, technicians, technologist, students, but also nurses, residents, and other healthcare providers. 

All healthcare professionals.



Part 1: Editorial committee, content updates, and evidence grading

The app includes no description of their editorial processes, authorship or grading systems, which makes it impossible to evaluate the quality of the evidence.

Part 2: Source and authorship information for 3 entries

The individual entries provide no references or authorship information, which makes it impossible to assess the quality or credibility of the evidence.

Organization of information

The information is organized by a two-level subject/category structure.

The app interface also displays 5 menu options:

  • Bookmarks
    • Lists all categories and entries
  • Search
    • Entry title search only
    • Displays recent searches
  • Favorites
    • Lists any entries that have been favorited
  • Recents 
    • Lists any entries that have recently been view
  • More
    • Adjust reference range (SI or US metrics)
    • Adjust text size
    • Send feedback
    • Disclaimer
    • Reset tube colors
    • Restore in-app purchases
    • Version


Navigation is simple and straightforward. The minimalist design offers the above-mentioned 5 menu buttons, plus the option to favorite an entry by tapping on a star in the upper right corner.

Users may also tap on the tube color image within each entry to change the color.

Users may clear recently viewed entries in the “Recents” menu option by tapping “Clear” in the upper right corner.


User Account require: No
Internet connection required for use: No
Text search field: Yes
Browsable content: Yes
Advertisements: No
Pop-up advertisements: No
In-app purchases: Yes


Compatible with: iPhone, iPad and MacBook

Requires: iPhone requires iOS 12.0 or later, iPad requires iPadOS 12.0 or later and Mac requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip. 
Last updated (as per App store listing): March 18, 2021

Compatible with: All Android devices

Requires: Android 4.4 and later.
Last updated (as per Google Play listing): March 27, 2019

25.4 MB (Apple); 15 MB (Android)

App Developer

Medicon Applications

Country of Origin


Mailing Address:
Gasværksvej 4 B, 1656 København V, Danmark