Suds up... SOAP note symbology-terminology

Just a quick Thursday post here. I am often asked about medical terminology, acronyms, symbols, etc. Here is one that comes up often, for those of you who do source documentation, SOAP notes, progress notes, etc.

Below is a table of lab values. I am often asked to what these values correspond and why they are written in this tabular format.

Well, once again Maxwell to the rescue! This is really the Superman of all quick medical references and it is under $10 (invaluable tax-deductible investment).

So, here is your answer:

Simple enough indeed. Mystery solved!