traceability, efficiency, reliability.
Barcoding and analysis tracking systems facilitate best practices in analytical laboratories from monitoring to automation and quality control.
Barcode data is used for identification, tracking, standardisation and auditing of biological samples to achieve the best possible efficiency and patient safety.
Solutions for analytical laboratories thus involve a fully integrated and digitized ecosystem that reduces human error, streamlines processes and automates repetitive tasks in complete safety: container labelling, code signage, equipment and management software, workflow, laboratory IT infrastructure.
The complexity of processes in testing laboratories is on an upward slope – the expectations of patients and teams working in the field are too. The former want fast and reliable results. The latter want to work in an efficient and safe environment that allows them to perform their tasks without fear of mistakes or contamination.
To meet these expectations, testing laboratories that take advantage of the latest innovations in management, traceability, monitoring and labelling enjoy a competitive advantage over the competition and a crucial differentiator for patients.
Efficiencies allow laboratories to focus on samples with results outside normal parameters, relying on the accuracy of analyses already marked as normal and the traceability of each container or specimen.
Improved processes also guarantee patients accurate results, correctly attributed to the samples submitted.
Eliminates the possibility of errors caused by illegibly written names or deleted data as a result of sample manipulation along the test chain. With label printers specifically designed for testing labs, your team has a solid foundation for efficient processes and results patients can trust.
Once purchased and integrated into your lab, label printers will always provide easy-to-read consumables that contain all the relevant information about each individual sample. Related software also allows for quick reprinting of the most common labels, and some processes can even be streamlined through batch printing and serial repeats.
From taking samples to handing them over to the lab and handling them for actual analysis, labels on test tubes and containers pass through many different hands, stands and conditions: temperature differences, condensation, contact with human skin in some cases.
In an efficient analytical laboratory the integrity of the labels must remain constant. With materials and inks specially designed for laboratory conditions, labels remain in pristine condition providing crucial and legible information throughout the process.
This ensures that the results delivered are always linked to the correct patient, eliminating human error and the possibility of sending test reports to the wrong people.
Patients who go to a testing laboratory have only one expectation: to receive results correctly attributed to the samples submitted or collected.
The possibility of error almost always exists in a dynamic environment with peak periods (especially in the morning). With management and labeling solutions, this possibility is minimized through a combination of resilient labels and carefully calibrated processes by on-site or site personnel.
From intake/collection through to viewing the test report ensures that every patient receives the correct results and avoids errors with potentially negative long-term consequences.
Both for the safety of laboratory personnel and the integrity of biological samples, the risk of contamination throughout the testing process must be minimised.
This involves clearly marking samples with high infectious potential and carefully monitoring those sensitive to certain environmental conditions that may affect the accuracy of the results on the test report.
With laboratory management systems and specially designed labels for sensitive issues, the process is simplified and the risk of contamination is greatly reduced.