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Serial laboratory reports and records for chemical analyses
  1. L. G. Whitby,
  2. J. A. Owen1
  1. University Department of Clinical Chemistry, The Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh


    A system of reporting laboratory data is described which provides serial and composite presentation of the results of chemical analyses as reports in the patients' notes in the form of copies of serial and composite records which are prepared and kept in the laboratory. The system has been used for seven months, providing reports for patients in 250 general medical beds, which generate an annual workload of approximately 90,000 chemical tests.

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    • 1 Present address: The Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, Prahran, S.I. Victoria, Australia.