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Why increased speed is paramount to your lab’s success

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There is a wide range of challenges in an LDT lab these days, including limited space, tight budgets, inconsistent accuracy and a lack of agility. Compounded to these challenges is the need to respond as quickly and effectively as possible.

These challenges lead to the necessity to have systems in place capable of delivering results in a timely manner. Speed is paramount in LDT labs, seeing as people's health depend on getting accurate results in the minimum amount of time.

 

A single assay can effectively help diagnose an epidemic and hence identify how to react, so time is always of the essence. There are more than 7,000 known varieties of active infectious diseases worldwide.

Why speed matters

As the world's population continues to grow and disease proliferation evolves, the need to accomplish more in less time is putting pressure on professionals in diagnostics to come up with creative, quick solutions.

 

Clinicians and lab personnel know that turnaround times can be a real struggle when trying to obtain lab results. For small and large labs alike, the need to deal with a variety of pathogens in a short amount of time can create challenges, but the process is much easier when working with an efficient lab set-up.

 

Quick turnaround times don't mean that clinicians are taking shortcuts, it means that clinicians have the LDT tools to navigate through the workflow on a faster scale. A lab set-up with multiplexing can also allow clinicians to accomplish more with LDT than traditional settings. Automation allows clinicians to yield dozens of test results at once with high-quality results. 

 

These outcomes can also be monitored over time with corresponding software, which gives lab personnel even greater flexibility. Because the clinician is adapting to new pathogens, having instruments that work well together contributes to faster turnaround times and minimal delays.

 

Automating the lab environment eliminates manual steps and streamlines workflow while reducing the chances of erroneous results. Also, automating the lab frees up personnel so that clinicians can move on to more pressing tasks and stay on top of the workflow.

How Roche helps clinicians accomplish LDT in a timely manner

Roche offers a selection of automated solutions for your lab enabling quicker turnaround times. This allows you to consolidate your workflows and free up lab personnel. Roche automated solutions also limits hands-on time, which reduces contamination and errors, saving valuable time and reducing the amount of stress within your lab.

 

With Roche products, you have the option to ramp up your production with higher throughput formats. This means that you have the ability to run dozens of tests at your disposal. Platforms with higher throughput options are also fast and accurate so that tests are accomplished in a timely manner. Roche's products also allow for multiple instruments to be uploaded into one workflow, which lets lab personnel accomplish more with less time.

 

At Roche, we understand that your lab may not operate on a 9-to-5 schedule, which is why customer service at Roche has remote access available to help you meet your deadlines and troubleshooting when you need it most.

 

With so much at stake in terms of disease proliferation worldwide, you need a reliable partner to keep your lab moving, quickly.

 

There are millions of individuals suffering from rare diseases worldwide, which means that adequate testing is needed quickly and accurately. With Roche's automated products, kits, reagents and outstanding customer service, your lab can operate with the speed and accuracy you need to succeed. 

References: 

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