Data Origin is essential for Clinical Labs
Clinical laboratories have a wealth of data but underutilize their strength if sample traceability is missing.
The electronic record is the data source, and it traces the entire specimen lifecycle and its movement through the analytical system, therefore explaining data transformation.
In the healthcare industry, data source is gaining more and more importance: clinical labs, biobanks and anatomy pathology labs host and manage the richest source of both current and historical medical data on a large living population. The archived health indicators can be analyzed multiple times with different research keys and models.
From the perspective of a top administrator, the amount of health data generated by the tubes in the clinical lab is pure gold.
Prof. Luca Pani
To ensure accurate testing, labs need to establish a biometrically identified, non-infringed chain of custody. The availability of metadata (where/when/who collected, etc..), together with test results, offers an unparalleled opportunity to understand sample conditions and trace back the original cause of any unexpected event. Professionals working in pathology, laboratory and pharma research need to keep up to date with changes in the industry and become more conscious of the veracity and validity of the data they are using.
Accurate testing requires highly automated, traceable, and compliant lab procedures. Moreover, the next generations of doctors must be familiar with these topics and upgrade their knowledge on the chain of custody with regard to samples, data, and processes.
Professor Luca Pani, MD, Inpeco Chief Scientific Officer, explains this comprehensively in a short interview
On these principles, Inpeco designed its automation solutions. Combined, Inpeco ProTube™ and Inpeco FlexLab™ assure full sample traceability from the collection point to the final result in the lab – for Total Testing Process security.