Quality is at the heart of all lab testing. But how can labs process more samples in less time to satisfy service quality, without sacrificing analytical quality? The answer is connectivity software and data automation.
When software connects all process steps, there is direct communication from instruments to the laboratory information system (LIS). This means that labs performing all kinds of tests, including laboratory developed tests (LDT) with diverse molecular test menus, can set new standards for reliability and reproducibility, with fully traceable data. Such integrated systems help labs meet their goals for capacity, speed, and accuracy.
Efficient operation, safe results - even at peak times
Turnaround time (TAT) is a key indicator of laboratory performance. But of course, the speed of service can’t come at the expense of quality and accuracy. That’s why connectivity software needs to enhance both efficiency and safety in equal measure.
Connectivity software should improve sample safety. Key features should include advanced barcoding capabilities for easy tracking, traceability, and audit compliance. The automated functionality reduces manual tasks and helps to streamline testing—critical during peak periods of localised outbreaks or more widespread pandemics.
The software should be comprehensive enough to allow for multiplexing. The ability to simultaneously test multiple targets and an internal control in each well improves diagnostic speed and efficiency, leading to more accurate diagnoses and better service quality for your lab.
The improved TAT will reduce overall costs and increase lab throughput for maximum return on investment (ROI).