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Ricerca in clinica e in laboratorio

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 353–366 | Cite as

An integrated system for the automation of the clinical chemistry laboratory

  • Giulio Dossi
  • Massimo Luzzana
  • David L. Berger
  • Fabio Cottini
  • Andrea Granelli
  • Michela Niggeler
  • Santica Marcovina
  • Andrea Peracino
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Summary

A user programmable microcomputer based integrated system for automatic analysis in the clinical chemistry laboratory is presented. Friendly user-instrument interaction helps the operator when defining tests and analytical conditions or entering sample data and test requests. Quality control data are retained for the automatic production of various statistical lists and graphs. Routine operator intervention is limited to reagent preparation, sample loading onto the autosampler plate, definition of the tests to be performed on each of the samples and data validation before the generation of reports. Finally, connection with an existing laboratory management system is provided by means of a standard serial interface.

Key-words

Automation Clinical chemistry laboratory Computer Data management Laboratory organization Microcomputer Sample processing 

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© Springer-Verlag 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Giulio Dossi
    • 1
  • Massimo Luzzana
    • 1
  • David L. Berger
    • 1
  • Fabio Cottini
    • 1
  • Andrea Granelli
    • 1
  • Michela Niggeler
    • 1
  • Santica Marcovina
    • 2
  • Andrea Peracino
    • 3
  1. 1.Catteara di Chimica Biologica III e Centro Fisiologia del Lavoro Muscolare Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie BiomedicheUniversità degli Studi di Milano, Istituto Scientifico RaffaeleMilanoItalia
  2. 2.Laboratori di RicercaIstituto Scientifico S. RaffaeleMilano
  3. 3.Istituto Behring, ScoppitoLaboratori di RicercaL'Aquila

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