Pre-analytical processing is one of the more burdensome parts
of a molecular workflow, and up to 75% of all laboratory error
occurs during this phase.1
In today’s competitive healthcare environment, laboratories face constant
pressure to reduce costs while needing to elevate the value they deliver. During preanalytic sample handling and processing, highly skilled technicians perform repetitive manual tasks, like vortexing, decapping, and labeling tubes.
These time-intensive steps not only cause bottlenecks, they increase the
opportunity for human error, put technicians at risk of repetitive motion injuries, and limit the availability of lab staff to perform more challenging tasks.
With the wide variety and volume of samples entering the laboratory for
molecular diagnostic testing, complex and error-prone processes must be
streamlined if labs want to free-up staff and elevate their value.