Identifying and tracking tissue samples from receipt through the entire lab process enables histology labs to know where samples are in the preparation and testing process, as well as matching the samples to the right case and patient. Labs that rely on handwriting and other manual procedures not only force technicians into inefficient and time-consuming workflows, they also increase the risk of errors being made and jeopardizing patient safety.
With General Data’s specimen tracking solutions, histology labs can positively verify the identity of every specimen container, cassette block and slide at every step of the lab process, and easily match it with the identity of the patient. A well-designed tracking system assigns a unique identifier to every patient tissue sample received and attaches it to the sample in both text and barcode format. Scanning those barcodes enable lab techs to track that sample through the entire lab process, as well as check out and archiving.
Over 10 years ago, General Data introduced the first successful barcode identification and tracking technologies to the histology lab. Today, the General Data brand is synonymous with barcode-based specimen identification and tracking. We work with labs of all sizes to design and integrate the right specimen identification and tracking system that is customized for the labs needs, workflow, budget and goals.