HERON Verdigris: Search laboratory tests by reference ranges

Don't know the exact reference ranges for a certain lab? No problem since you can search a subset of HERON labs by High, Low, or Normal ranges. To search lab ranges:

  • Drag a lab into the search group. The value window will display if a value exists for this lab
  • Select By Flag on the value window
  • Select Normal, High, or Low
  • Click OK and continue building your search.

Note that the value window will not appear for some labs. For example, the influenza laboratory test returns either positive or negative. As a result, you cannot search by value or range.

Questions about HERON? Join the Frontiers Lunch and Learn which meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 12:00 - 1:30 PM in room 3001D Student Center. Register in advance if possible but drop-ins are welcome.

Any publication that results from a project utilizing HERON should cite grant support (CTSA Award # UL1TR000001).

HERON Verdigris Contents Summary

This month, our tour of rivers and lakes in Kansas honors the Verdigris River.

The HERON repository contains approximately 1.68 billion real observations from the hospital, clinics, and research systems:

Observation Patients Source Go-Live Snapshot Issues
Allergy 544K 248K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Oct 2014 various*
Cancer Cases 11.3M 75.8K
KUH Cancer Registry 1950s Oct 2014 labels*
Cardiology Labs 22.6M 335K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Oct 2014
Demographics 19.8M 2.08M
KUH Billing (O2 via SMS) 1980s Oct 2014 various*
UKP Billing 2000 Oct 2014
30.8K 30.8K Frontiers participant registry Jun 2009 Oct 2014 #2451
195K 195K Social Security Death Index 1962 Oct 2014
Diagnoses (IDC9) 69.1M 787K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Oct 2014 various*
UKP Billing 2000 Oct 2014
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Q4 2008 Sept 2014
History 31.8M 423K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Oct 2014
Lab Results 151M 368K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 Oct 2014 various*
Medications 155M 433K
KUH/O2/Epic (Organized by VA Class) Nov 2007 Oct 2014 various*
Microbiology 3.35M 29.5K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 (?) Oct 2014 various*
790K 123K Negative 2003 Oct 2014
10.5K 7.78K Positive 2003 Oct 2014
Nursing Observations 865M ?
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Oct 2014 various*
Procedure Orders 171M 561K
KUH/O2/Epic 2003 (?) Oct 2014 various*
Procedures (CPT) 13.8M 683K
UKP Billing 2000 Oct 2014 #26
REDCap 1.05M 48.7K
REDCap July 2011 Oct 2014
Reports/Notes 69.2M 410K
KUH/O2/Epic ? Oct 2014
Specimens 124K 9K
KUMC Biospecimen Repository ? Oct 2014
Visit Details 68.4M 95K
KUH/O2/Epic Nov 2007 Oct 2014
Hospital Quality Metrics 7.22M 97K
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Q4 2008 Sept 2014 #2911
All 1.68B


Some material in the UMLS Metathesaurus is from copyrighted sources of the respective copyright holders. Users of the UMLS Metathesaurus are solely responsible for compliance with any copyright, patent or trademark restrictions and are referred to the copyright, patent or trademark notices appearing in the original sources, all of which are hereby incorporated by reference.

Misuse of the Limited Access Death Master File, NTIS, U.S. Department of Commerce data is subject to penalties under provisions of 15 CFR § 1110.200.

Beta Disclaimer

We are providing this early access to obtain feedback from you, the research community. While we are actively working on validating the data loaded into the system with hospital and clinic technical staff, there may be problems with our translation of data from our source systems (HospitalEpicSource and ClinicIdxSource) into HERON.

Please email us at heron-admin@kumc.edu if you discover information you believe may be erroneous.

We are actively working on enhancing the types of data included. Stay tuned to our roadmap to track progress toward upcoming releases.

Various Issues Still Apply

Keep in mind the issues noted in the original HERON beta notice, including:

Enhancements and Problems/Defects/Issues Addressed in this Release

Due to in-progress trac access policy issues, this section may be blank for a time.

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Outstanding Problems/Defects/Issues


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