In 2016, the clinical laboratory of the Ghent University Hospital in Belgium decided to renew its existing automation, including in the pre-analytical part of the laboratory, and to expand the automation to include the post-analytical part of the laboratory.
The hospital needed fast, safe, and dedicated transportation system for blood samples. They decided to invest in the Tempus600 system because it was an ideal solution.
The first Tempus600 system was implemented in the Emergency Department in mid-2018. The system transports approximately 100,000 samples annually and has reduced the total turnaround time by approximately 15 minutes.
"Since its installation, we have only had positive experiences with Tempus600. After testing the system for a year, we decided to invest in three more lines and they are now installed in the Pediatric and Adult Hemato-oncology Department and one of our Phlebotomy Centers in the hospital," says Prof. Dr Veronique Stove, laboratory director at the Department of Laboratory Medicine at Ghent University Hospital.
The increase in the number of Tempus600 systems at the Ghent University Hospital from one to four has had a positive effect on the sample workflow and the efficiency in the clinical laboratory.
The hospital already has a conventional transportation system and the combination with Tempus600 has proven to be successful. Compared to conventional transport systems, Tempus600 allows the hospital to better control the process.
Faster, predictable turnaround time
Improved, automated workflows in the wards and the laboratory
Reduction of peak loads in the conventional transport system
Better control of the process