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Software, Automation System, Laboratory

Definition : Automation system software designed to control a system that prepares, analyzes, and evaluates clinical laboratory samples (i.e., a laboratory automation system).This software usually interacts with the hardware needed to perform the laboratory procedure (e.g., modules for specimen handling and processing connected by a transportation system) with minimal operator intervention. Laboratory automation system software is intended to work only with one or a few models of automation systems and related devices, usually supplied from the same manufacturer and/or configured according to particular clinical laboratory requirements. The system may also facilitate the processing and/or sending of information from the automation system to and from picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and/or other hospital information systems. The software is not usually available separate from the automation system but may be updated (i.e., through the release of modified versions) during the life of the equipment. Laboratory automation system software is intended to improve the safety and/or efficiency of laboratory procedures.

Entry Terms : "Laboratory Automation System Software"

UMDC code : 26825

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