The basic building block of all laboratory information is
the parameter list that is being measured. Significant figures,
calculations and the basic unit of measurement for a certain
parameter will differ depending on the method used to measure
All units of measure are stored in this table and are related
to a basic measuring unit by a certain conversion factor.
Methods are the well-defined analytical techniques used to
identify or quantify chemical of physical characteristics
of substances. The method table is used to relate the parameters
that are identified and/or quantified with each analytical
method and may also include organizational information describing
the method. Within this table the specific calculations, preferred
units of measure, significant figures, upper and lower detection
limits for each parameter is identified.
Test profile table:
Types of sample that are routinely submitted to the lab. So
the test assignment occurs automatically.
Automated results entry
Manual result entry
Test validation and sample approval