Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Blood samples are sent by the Tempus600 Vita sending station at Vejle Hospital (A). The samples are sent through a pipe to the receiving module in the laboratory (B). Samples are placed directly onto the GLP track system using the GLP FIFO robot (C) and d
On the request of the Clinical Immunology and Biochemistry Department at Sygehus Lillebælt Hospital, Timedico A/S (today Sarstedt ApS) developed Tempus600® – a unique solution for the dedicated transport of small clinical samples. Tempus600 is the only solution on the market that can be connected directly to GLP – a fully automatic transport system for laboratories.
GLP optimises the feed of samples on the transport system in the laboratory and this makes the Tempus600 system a key factor in the pre-analytical process.
Hospitals in the Danish administrative region of Region of Southern Denmark, including Vejle Hospital and Kolding Hospital, have a fully automatic connection with the Tempus600/GLP System.
Vejle Hospital has implemented nine Tempus600 systems, and Kolding Hospital has implemented twelve systems each of which is located in different departments. The blood samples are transported from the departments through the dedicated point-to-point system to the laboratory.
When the samples arrive in the laboratory, a robot places them directly onto the GLP track system using a FIFO principle (First In - First Out). The transport system then moves the samples to the centrifuge and analysis machines.
The complete Tempus600/GLP System solution has reduced the total turnaround time (ToTAT) from the taking of a blood sample and until the doctor can give the results of the test to the patient, from 2–3 hours to less than 60 minutes.
Staff who work with blood samples at the hospitals that have implemented the Tempus600 solution no longer need to bundle blood samples together and pack and unpack them. With the new system, samples only need to be handled once – when they are placed in the sending station. Everything else is fully automatic. This ensures secure handling of the samples and releases resources for the benefit of patients.
From a hemolysis perspective, the Tempus600 / GLP System combination has proven to be a safe solution as shown in the study “Stability of Biochemical Components in Blood Samples Transported by Tempus600 / GLP Robot Reception System 2016”.
A Transport System for Blood Samples, Tempus600, Stability of Samples and Reduction of Turn-Around-Time (2014) C.L. Brasen(1), J. Hastrup(1), H. Christensen(1), J.S Madsen(1), C.B. Mogensen(2), I. Brandslund(1),(3),
(1) Department of Clinical Immunology and Biochemistry, Hospital of Lillebaelt, Denmark
(2) Emergency Department, Kolding Hospital, Denmark
(3) Institute of Regional Health Research, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
Stability of Biochemical Components in Blood Samples Transported by Tempus600/Sysmex GLP Robot Reception System (2016), Ida Boegh Andersen, Nina Mogensen, Ivan Brandslund, Department of Clinical Immunology and Biochemistry, Lillebaelt Hospital, Denmark
Tempus600 places blood samples directly onto GLP lab automation track;