Automation of blood sample transport in hospitals is essential to provide the best treatment for the patient but is often something hospitals do not give much focus because they see the laboratory as its own small factory.
So why do hospitals need to focus more on automation of blood sample transport? Because without a handsfree and controlled process you will never be able to predict when the patient can be treated. Without the knowledge of a simple thing as the process when transporting blood samples, a risk is that every hospital will create a culture where a lot of blood samples will be marked as urgent or the working day will be adjusted after the slowest response time. This is not LEAN at all and very inefficient.
So to do the best ToTAT (Total Turnaround Time) from request to analyze result, hospitals need to look into the total process from patient to analyze. More staff is equal to more risk, so this is a no go. To use existing solution, that is not dedicated to blood samples, will create a risk of slow delivery or even wrong delivery. So when looking into automation of blood sample transport in hospitals you need to look for dedicated, reliable, handsfree and predictable solution. It needs to be connectable to all kind of TLA (Total Lab Automation) solutions and also possible to move or adjust due to the demand of flexibility in hospitals.
By using a dedicated pipeline, the blood samples arrive in the laboratory within a few seconds. In a fully automated laboratory the samples are landed in a bulk loader or sorter or they are placed automatically directly on the track. Alternatively, the specimens arrive in a manual tray and are picked up by the staff.
The streamlined transportation of samples ensures predictable and faster turnaround times. This way hospitals can commence patient treatment earlier and discharge ambulatory patients more efficiently.
Different hospitals are using various methods of transporting blood samples, e.g. the samples are carried manually or transferred to the laboratory by traditional tube systems. This slow down the delivery time and there is a potential risk of losing samples.
With a dedicated pipeline the specimens are transferred directly from A to B and, the transportation time is predictable and much faster. Furthermore, the samples cannot disappear in a closed system.
The solution is called Tempus600. A transport system based on the 'First In, First Out' principle and uses a dedicated pipeline to transfer blood samples directly from the ward to the laboratory. It uses a pipeline with a diameter of 25mm, which is easily installed both in existing and new buildings within two weeks.
Tempus600 is the only solution that can live up to these criteria and has shown not to fail because it is OneTouch, dedicated, reliable, A-B connection and connectable to all the big IVD. Tempus600 is invented to be implemented in both existing and new hospitals and is the best solution for better treatment by automation of blood sample transport in hospitals.
Through Tempus600, the hospitals can reduce the turnaround time for blood samples and commence patient treatment earlier or discharge ambulatory patients more efficiently.