Laboratory Automation - Scientific and Clinical Publications


April 01, 2016

Are you ready for laboratory transformation?

The influence of diagnostic tests on clinical decisions is very high – almost 75% of clinical decisions are based on a diagnostic test. IVD is witnessing proliferation of technology in terms of new assays, workflow excellence, turnaround time, etc.


Oct 01, 2015

Advanced automation system drives lab efficiency while optimizing use of staff time

Following the trend in the US, pressure is mounting on big European hospital labs to consolidate their operations and boost workflow performances while at the same time making better use of their staff. The Aptio Automation system from Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics goes a long way to fulfill these objectives.


Feb 01, 2015

Automation and Optimization: The importance of the health check

The period following the implementation of laboratory automation begins a new phase in project management—the health check or optimization phase. There are three main reasons for health checks: internal forces, external forces—and peace of mind.


Feb 01, 2015

Hospital Clinic de Barcelona Advances Its Hemostasis and Hematology Workflow with Aptio Automation

In Spain, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona has been able to consolidate instruments, integrate and automate STAT testing, reallocate staff to higher-value responsibilities, and save
upwards of €600,000 in tube costs.


Dec 17, 2014

Right-Sizing Laboratory Automation Clinical Laboratory Products

Laboratory automation expert and consultant Robin A. Felder, PhD says that most clinical laboratory errors—and more than half of all laboratory costs—are associated with preanalytical and postanalytical processing of specimens.


Dec 01, 2014

Consolidation with Aptio Automation Drives Cost-efficient, Patient-centric Care at NHS Tayside

NHS Tayside in Scotland consolidated four lab disciplines onto a single track. With Aptio Automation, 7000 tubes/day are processed—a 20% increase with no additional staff. Decreased TAT across the board drove a 61% improvement in the TAT for add-on tests.


Dec 01, 2014

Fully Automated: Thousands of Blood Samples every Hour

Siemens is supplying automation technology for the longest and one of the most cutting-edge sample processing lines in any clinical laboratory. The line, or automation track, 200 meters long, in Marlborough, Massachusetts at Quest Diagnostics.


Sep 01, 2014

Siemens Installs World’s Longest Lab Automation Track at Thyrocare in India

At 93.5 meters, the installation of Siemens Aptio Automation Solution is also India’s first. Thyrocare can perform approximately 200,000 tests per day. A total of 24 immunoassay and 7 chemistry systems are part of this automation solution.


Jul 04, 2014
A Ferrari in the Lab
The Santa Casa Hospital in Porto Alegre, Brazil, is one of South America’s leading hospitals. Lab director Dr. Carlos Franco Voegeli uses innovative technology to increase significantly the lab’s speed, performance, and precision.


Jun 01, 2014
Laboratory automation
The CentraLink System version for 2015 supports paperless workflow and embraces the multi-disciplined approach by bringing together haematology, chemistry, and IA analytics.


May 21, 2014
A Passion for Top Notch Education
Professor at Thailand’s Premier School for Aspiring Physicians: We have had an increase of 10-15 percent in the number of specimens handled, and the laboratory completes the work with a high level of accuracy and reliability.


Apr 01, 2014
Evaluation of the automated coagulation analyzer Sysmex® CS-5100...in high throughput laboratories
Clin Chem Lab Med: The Sysmex® CS-5100 Hemostasis System is able to rapidly and precisely measure patient samples. No considerable influence on test comparibility was found for elevated levels of free hemoglobin, bilirubin or triglycerides.


Apr 01, 2014
San Bortolo Hospital Boosts Productivity with Aptio® Automation and CentraLink™ Data Management
"Laboratory in Vicenza, Italy reduces TAT, streamlines management, and boosts productivity with Aptio® Automation. "


Feb 01, 2014
Charting New Territory in Laboratory Automation
R&D: Much like adding sections of track to a model train layout, the latest laboratory automation track has the flexibility to curve around obstacles. Remote service improves uptime and efficiency by proactively diagnosing problems


Feb 01, 2014
Forging a Unified Healthcare Culture
Brazil’s DASA has reduced turnaround time and error rates. The need to split samples for analysis dropped from 100 percent to 62 percent after the introduction of the ADVIA LabCell System, and 22 percent of the staff were reallocated to other activities.


Feb 01, 2014
Mastering the Volumes
Mumbai, India’s Thyrocare Technologies processes 100,000 diagnostic tests each night – more than in any other comparable lab.


Feb 01, 2014
The Road Less Travelled
In Manipur, India, at Babina Diagnostics the laboratory’s turnaround times have reduced by 30-35 percent with the introduction of the StreamLAB solution, and errors have been significantly reduced.


Dec 19, 2013
Video: King of Volumes
Economies of scale enable Mumbai-based Laboratory to be market leader. Our documentary film shows how it works.


Dec 01, 2013
Video and Article: Non-stop Traffic in the Hospital Lab
At the Wahl Medical Lab in Lüdenscheid, Germany, automation has contributed to increased employee satisfaction and made a 40 percent increase in the number of customers possible.


Sep 01, 2013
ARUP Laboratories Transforms Workflow and Shortens Turnaround Times
ARUP Laboratories Shorten Turnaround Times from 43 to 17 minutes.


Sep 01, 2013
Montdidier Hospital Triples Workload and Expands Menu of Tests with New VersaCell Solution
Montdidier Hospital has transformed its lab to extend testing menus, increase work loads, speed turnaround time, increase efficiency, and improve quality.


Sep 01, 2013
NHS Tayside Realizes Vision through Siemens' Aptio Automation
Aptio Automation revolutionizes adaptability with cross-disciplinary tests along the Aptio track, enabling faster, more-comprehensive results reporting with less human intervention.


Sep 01, 2013
Peking Union MCH Achieves Clinical Excellence through Lab Consolidation and Automation
Peking Union grows testing volume at about 15 to 20 percent per year due to the availability of new analytes as well as increasing demand for preventive care.


Jul 01, 2013
An Efficiency Revolution
NHS Tayside in Dundee, Scotland meets the twin challenges of increasing demand and ever-tighter budgets. As the first hospital in Northern Europe to adopt Aptio Automation, it is already reaping the rewards of being at the cutting edge.


Mar 01, 2013
Carlos Haya Hospital gains peak efficiency through Aptio Automation with CentraLink Data Management
Spain's Carlos Haya Hospital gains peak efficiency through Aptio Automation with CentraLink, doubling tubes/hour while reducing 12 FTEs.


Mar 01, 2013
DASA utilizes Siemens’ systems to deliver high quality care across diverse Brazilian market
DASA uses multiple high-throughput systems such as the ADVIA 1800 and 2400 Clinical Chemistry Systems for drugs-of-abuse testing, therapeutic drug monitoring, and for new assays.


Aug 01, 2012
Achieving Quality Care, Cost-Efficiency, and Staff Satisfaction at Swedish Covenant Hospital
Combination of four features with CentraLink™ Data Management System — customizable review ranges, delta checking, QC, and instrument flagging—makes autoverification more powerful, and makes sure results pass all of the established criteria.


Mar 01, 2012

Laboratory Automation: Important Considerations

At Laboratorio Dr. Joaquim Chaves in Portugal, overall lab costs were reduced by 30%. And, with the new system in place, the lab generates 30 tons less material waste each year. In fact, solid-waste volume was cut by 61% and liquid waste by 74%.


Nov 01, 2011
The Lab of the Future – Today
G. Fornaroli Hospital in Magenta was one of the first hospitals in Italy to install the VersaCell® solution. It streamlines workflow and reduces risks from human error, all while saving time, space, and money.


Dec 01, 2010
Sustainable Change
Portugal’s Dr. Joaquim Chaves reference laboratory became more productive with automation – and more competitive. It now uses less water, saves on material costs, and generates less waste, enabling it to sustainably contribute to environmental protection.


Dec 01, 2010
The VersaCell System: A case study Hospital La Inmaculada de Huércal-Overa
Spanish lab employs a unique solution to optimize immunoassay testing.


Oct 01, 2010
The VersaCell™ System: A case study Lewis County General Hospital
Community hospital lab benefits with VersaCell™ automation.


Sep 01, 2010
The VersaCell™ System: A case study Medical Center Alkmaar (MCA)
96 percent of ID serology testing available on the VersaCell™ System


Aug 01, 2010
New Diagnostics Solutions Enhance Laboratory Productivity
At the U.K.'s University Hospitals of Leicester and Friarage Hospital, ADVIA CentraLink with ADVIA® LabCell® Automation Solution and VersaCell® System improves access to audit trail data, faster throughput, reduced errors, and greater efficiency.


Jan 01, 2010
ADVIA® Automation Solution: A case study – Fürst Medical Laboratory
Automation helps a mega-laboratory process 12,000,000 tests with one solution.


Dec 01, 2009
Lab Mechanics
An automated, integrated system helps the clinical laboratory at White Plains Hospital in New York achieve performance, business, and patient safety objectives.


Jan 01, 2009
Achieving a six-fold increase in revenue without adding staff
Annual billings soar 554 percent after White Plains Hospital Center implements the ADVIA® Workcell® Automation Solution with CentraLink® while aliquoting was reduced by more than 94 percent.


Jan 01, 2009
Advanced laboratory automation manages soaring test volume while enhancing workflow
ADVIA® WorkCell® Automation Solution has significantly improved lab efficiency by limiting aliquoting to minimal volume after testing is complete.


Jan 01, 2009
Spanish hospital harnesses the power of ultra-integration
Spanish hospital harnesses the power of ultra-integration of multiple state-of-the-art technologies.


Jan 01, 2009
VersaCell® System: Case Study at a Medium-Sized Hospital Laboratory in the Netherlands
The VersaCell® System from Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics allowed the clinical laboratory to process samples faster and reduce the amount of operator time required


Jan 01, 2008
Innovative automation delivers predictable turnaround times and boosts productivity
StreamLAB Automation Solutions create new efficiencies for Palos Community Hospital.


Jan 01, 2008
San Bortolo Hospital Boosts Productivity with Aptio Automation and CentraLink Data
Troponin test TAT reduced from 19 minutes to 10 minutes with migration to Aptio Automation and the Dimension Vista Systems.


Jan 01, 2008
VersaCell® System: Case Study of Operation at a Mid-Volume Reference Laboratory in the US
In this case study, Internal Medical Associates, a mid-volume reference laboratory decreased turnaround time by 50 percent with VersaCell® Sample Management System.


Jan 01, 2008
VersaCell System Reduced Average Processing and Operator Time by Half
Using the VersaCell System to link chemistry and IA analyzers, Northridge Diagnostic Laboratory decreases average processing time per batch from 5 hours, 20 minutes to 2 hours and 25 minutes (320 to 145 minutes).


Jan 01, 2007
Consolidating Testing Platforms and Expanding Capacity: Immunoassay Workcell Case Study 3
Linking two IMMULITE® Immunoassay analyzers with a Sample Management System greatly reduced the number of instrument interventions required to process samples and review results


Jan 01, 2007
Enhanced Productivity and Reduced Operational Costs: Immunoassay Workcell Case Study
Laboratory Modifications to Streamline Workflow, Enhancing Productivity and Reducing Operational Costs


Jan 01, 2007
Increased Operator Productivity by Eliminating Non-Value-Added Operator Tasks
This U.S. laboratory eliminated non-value-added-tasks, allowing samples to process more quickly by linking two IMMULITE® Immunoassay analyzers with a Sample Management System.


Jan 01, 2007
Streamlined Sample and Result Management: Immunoassay Workcell Case Study
At a medium-sized U.S. reference laboratory, the IA Workcell enabled the laboratory to link IMMULITE® 2000 and IMMULITE® 2500 instruments, providing a single entry point for loading samples


Jan 01, 2007
Using the SMS as a Tool to Enhance Productivity in Immunoassay Processing: Case Study
The Sample Management System increases usable operator walk-away time, improves productivity and provides the opportunity to generate more revenue by bringing additional testing in-house.


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