Automating DaVita Labs to Increase Productivity

A case study in implementation, change management, and partnership

Siemens Healthineers

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DaVita Labs – one of the world’s largest automated diagnostic laboratories
DaVita consolidated two existing labs into one, becoming one of the world’s largest automated labs.

DaVita Labs manages one of the world’s largest volumes of testing for dialysis patients and sought to upgrade its diagnostic lab facilities to a total laboratory automation (TLA) solution. In so doing, DaVita intended to consolidate two existing labs into one new facility that would allow it to maintain or increase capacity. To be successful, the project had to deliver a lower cost per result without sacrificing throughput, capacity, or accuracy of testing.