Automation in Clinical Laboratory
Automation is the use of various control systems for operating equipments and other applications with minimum human intervention. The use of automation in clinical laboratory enables to perform many tests by analytical instruments with minute use of an analyst. The automated instruments have advantages that laboratories can process more workload with minimum involvement of manpower. Also, automation minimizes the chances of variability of results and errors that generally can occur during manual analysis. The use of integrated computer hardware and software into analyzers has made the job very easy for clinical laboratories as it provides automatic process control and data processing. The use of automated analyzer has many advantages including reduction of workload, less time consumption per sample analysis, more number of tests done in less time, use of minute amount of sample, decreased chances of human errors, and high accuracy and reproducibility.