Search Engine for Laboratory Test in Pharmacology

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Viroj Wiwanitkit
Sathapom Nitithamyong

Abstract

Because in the present day, therapeutic drug monitoring, drug abuse and toxicology are important pharmacology-related laboratory. Physicians seem not be familiar to these tests. There are a lot of available laboratories, therefore, laboratory guideline is necessary. Computer technology using database search allows easy access to the detail of each laboratory request. Such laboratory search engine is a good instrument that can help physicians about request of laboratory tests. A new pharmacology laboratory guideline using database search by CGI system converted into HTML (hypertext mark-up language) documents that can be viewed by Netscape or Internet Explorer browser was developed. The software allows users to access the details of available laboratory tests (about type of the collector, amount of specimen, laboratory turnaround time, price of test and normal value). This software allows a real time search ability of requested search keyword to be linked (within less than 1 minute) and can be accessed by the Internet linkage. This new software was easy to use. However, it is not applied for the setting where Internet system cannot be available. The search engine would be helpful for the physician in request for laboratory test.

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