LDT impacts the world in very meaningful ways. For example, 300 million individuals annually are afflicted with rare diseases, which means that many people are looking to LDT innovations to combat infectious disease pathogens and rare genetic disorders. The stakes get even higher when you consider the fact that 50 percent of this demographic are children. This means that just one test can really make a significant difference in people's lives.
There's no doubt that LDT requires speed, but it also demands accuracy. While bottlenecking due to high volume is bound to happen from time to time in any lab, there are ways to manage this high volume while maintaining accuracy and continuing the valuable work you conduct through LDT.
Efficiency can be difficult to accomplish, especially in larger reference or public health labs due to the sheer volume of data and material. In these cases, it's easy for laboratory professionals to be focused on completing large cohorts of data. However, it's essential that effectiveness is just as important in the laboratory workflow as is efficiency. That's where lab design and diagnostic product choices can help you to achieve an efficient and effective workflow.