“The Internet of Things (IoT) has established a new system of quality monitoring for lab specimen pickup and drop boxes. This is important as preanalytical errors, supply chain weaknesses, and areas of waste are costly to clinical laboratories.
For example, between 10% and 30% of lab boxes are unknowingly empty when lab couriers make their appointed rounds. The unnecessary costs of nonproductive stops multiply. In addition, little data is known about the time that a lab test specimen spends in hold and in transit, which make up much of the time spent in the pre-analytical phase. Such unknowns introduce variability in sample quality and can compromise specimen integrity.
As part of our ongoing commitment to quality in clinical laboratory testing, Dark Daily will host a new webinar that will be of interest to clinical laboratory leaders pursuing sample/specimen integrity assurance and courier efficiency.”