Benefits of Implementing a Specimen Tracking System (STS) in Anatomic Pathology
The complex environment of the anatomic pathology lab presents numerous challenges in standardized workflow processes while maintaining efficiency. As each pathology lab is unique, we looked at CPA Lab’s operational data and model and compared it to the post-specimen tracking implementation model to observe any gains in operational efficiencies. We see that through standardized procedures and automation, a significant amount of time, nearly 53 technical (hands-on) hours per day, is saved through STS implementation.
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Anatomic pathology, specimen tracking, clinical histology, process improvement, process evaluation, process optimization
Anatomic pathology has historically relied on manual systems of tracking and data collection. While many laboratory information systems (