Autoscribe Informatics has published a new white paper entitled: “Using a LIMS to Improve Laboratory Efficiency and Profitability”. This comprehensive document can be downloaded at: https://www.autoscribeinformatics.com/resources/using-a-lims-to-improve-laboratory-efficiency-and-profitability. It highlights the extensive capabilities that a LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) can provide for a laboratory beyond the obvious management of samples, test and results; concentrating instead on how it contributes to a laboratory’s efficiency and productivity.
This white paper reviews the many different types of laboratory data that can be recorded and managed in a single LIMS platform, and how automation can improve data handling, enhance data integrity and increase laboratory capacity. This improves efficiency all-round, and therefore helps to make a laboratory more streamlined, more effective, and more profitable.
Providing a wide-ranging single source of data allows better, more informed decisions surrounding all aspects of the laboratory to be made. In addition, this extended use of LIMS provides a platform for laboratory accreditation to a variety of national and international standards.
The white paper identifies the benefits of an integrated LIMS. These include the management of samples, tests and results, managing workload, equipment and instrumentation, automatic data capture, and mapping and improving laboratory workflows. Other requirements such as inventory management, quoting and billing, bulk sample registration, frequency testing, grading, statistical process control and stability testing are also covered. The white paper explains how this extended functionality, that covers many aspects of laboratory management, further increases efficiency.