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Lost Samples

The concern: lost samples
lost sample errors

In the diagnostic process, tissue is precious. Going back for more tissue is difficult and sometimes impossible. For this reason, each tissue sample must be closely protected, every step of the journey through the pathology lab.

The average anatomic pathology lab handles 93 patients per day.
And the average patient has:

  • 1 specimen container
  • 3 cassettes
  • 3 H&E slides
  • 1 special stain slide

 

Without a tracking system, samples that hold the key to a correct diagnosis can be lost.

 

Optimal, standardized procedures are crucial if a high standard of test results is to be achieved, which is what each patient deserves.

-Patricia Groenen, et al.
Preparing Pathology for Personalized Medicine: Possibilities for Improvement of the Pre-analytical Phase 4

 
The solution: integrated, computerized tracking

Computerized tracking at each lab station helps technicians keep samples organized and accounted for during their time in the lab, which improves quality, workflow, and confidence in delivering the right results to the right patient.

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4: Groenen, Patricia, et al. "Preparing Pathology for Personalized Medicine: Possibilities for Improvement of the Pre-analytical Phase." Histopathology 2011