Journal article

Automation in Clinical Biochemistry: Core, Peripheral, STAT, and Specialist Laboratories in Australia

George S Streitberg, Lyndall Angel, Kenneth A Sikaris, Phillip T Bwititi



Pathology has developed substantially since the 1990s with the introduction of total laboratory automation (TLA), in response to workloads and the need to improve quality. TLA has enhanced core laboratories, which evolved from discipline-based laboratories. Work practices have changed, with central reception now loading samples onto the Inlet module of the TLA. It is important to continually appraise technology. This study looked at the impact of technology using a self-administered survey to seniors in clinical biochemistry in NATA GX/GY-classified laboratories in Australia. The responses were yes, no, or not applicable and are expressed as percentages of responses. Some of the questions so..

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