The evolution of technology in labs means using handheld or point of care devices, utilizing Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) software, robotic racks, and pneumatic tubes.
LIMS automates many functions that cause bottlenecks in specimen processing and testing. Eliminating manual entry speeds up overall testing with fewer errors.
Real-time data sharing is the future. With information and communication so easily accessible, especially on the eve of AI, it only makes sense that labs should compare their findings to best serve the public need.
There are over 250,000 CLIA - certified laboratories in the US with each operating at different scales and areas of expertise. All of these labs generally have strict guidelines to ensure safety and efficiency.