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Range in LSM offers you to have a minimum and maximum when you perform a particular test. For example, in a test lab, you can do a test for cholesterol or diabetes or WBC count, etc. For such tests, you need a range from minimum to maximum to state the value for these tests.
Now, these ranges can differ from person to person, gender, species, age, etc. 
In LSM add-on of LabCollector, you can now easily create these ranges for your tests and use them in your tests.
From creating ranges to finally observing them in your test report you will have to follow these steps.
1. Creating the ranges
2. Adding ranges in the Tests
3. Adding ranges in the Job 
4. Adding range in the test report

For simplification purposes, we have taken an example of WBCs count done in a blood test.

1. Creating the ranges

To manage ranges in LSM go to Admin–>Preferences–> Ranges
Click on “Add” option.

A pop-up will appear where you can fill all the range details.

Let’s take an example of a total WBCs (White Blood Cells) level in a blood test that differs according to gender and age.
For men, its between 5,000 and 10,000 white blood cells per μl of blood.
For women, it is a reading of between 4,500 and 11,000 per μl.
For children, it’s between 5,000 and 10,000.

To create a range for WBC for men. 

  • 1. A label is where you can name the range.
  • 2. In the description, you can add the details or small summary for the range.
  • 3. This allows you to add gender for a person or an animal used for the test study.
  • 4. This offers you to add the age of the organism.
  • 5. This offers you to add the species. if you are performing experiments with different species of the organism then this option helps you to create ranges specific for a particular type of species.
  • 6. Once you have added all the details now you can save the range.

The same way you can create ranges for females and for children. Once you have done that the list will look like below.

2. Adding ranges in the Tests

These ranges will appear in the tests section.
To go to test in LSM, click on Admin–>Preferences–>Test.

In order to create a test, you will need to define parameters for the test.

When you click on add new test or edit an existing one.
The below page will open where you need to click on the Range option.

All the ranges you created will be seen here.
You can select them accordingly. For a blood test including WBC count, you can select all the ranges.

In the same test when you create “result parameter”, you will see a pop-up where along with other options you will the ranges.

When you click on the plus sign under “Result Parameter”, you will see the below pop-up.
Here you will see all the ranges and you can add the minimum and maximum values for the ranges.

3. Adding ranges in the Job 

To go to add a Job in LSM, click on Job–>Add Job.

When you start a Job in LSM with the above test and execute the test, you will be prompted to fill values for the range that you selected while starting the job.

Depending upon your sample, you can choose if you want the range for a male blood sample or a female or a child.

Once you save and start the LSM job and move ahead in the test (Check the KB link above on how t execute job), you will be prompted to fill the range after you have performed the test and for example counted the WBC number.
There could be 2 scenarios:-

A) WBC count result falls within the range
You will have to fill the value and can add a comment if you require to the range result.
B) WBC count result falls outside the range
If the range is higher than the defined value then the phrase will automatically change to either low or high depending on the value. For example, if the WBC is higher than the range minimum and maximum value, the phrase will automatically change to “high”.

4. Adding range in the test report

When you have finished the job in LSM, you can generate the result report to give to the patient and it will look for example as below with the range mentioned in the report.
When you create a template and use “##results_extended##” as the dynamic field under the result section the range result will be shown in the below format.

Check our KB on how to create reports in LSM and how to generate a report in LSM after the job is finished.