There is no doubt that an automation system is a significant investment for any laboratory. However, ongoing trends such as increasing test volumes and staffing challenges continue to drive the need for total lab automation (TLA) solutions—sample tracks with direct interfaces between pre-analytical and/or post-analytical components and diagnostic testing instruments.
Currently, TLA solutions are more prevalent in European laboratories, many of which have been automated for years and have already installed their second or even third generation automation systems. By contrast, in the United States, there are still a number of mid- to high- volume laboratories who are automating for the first time...download the article to read more .
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