Faster response time for 10 million blood tests a year
The Danish Bispebjerg Hospital has one of Europe's largest fully automated laboratories. The facilities ensure high quality for the hospital, with faster response times for analyses of the 10 million blood samples that the hospital's clinical biochemistry department currently needs to be able to process every year. As an important element in optimising response times, the hospital has installed 13 Tempus600 transport systems for small clinical samples. With a total of 5081 m of tubes, they replace the time-consuming manual transport of samples from hospital departments and the sample reception area to the fully automated laboratory which includes pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical equipment as well as IT. Transport takes just one to two minutes, and the fast, predictable transport times combined with the efficient analysis process ensure that the response time is kept under an hour. There is no longer any need to differentiate between Routine, Priority and Emergency samples, since all results for all priorities are available within an hour after arrival at the laboratory. The exceptions are just a few really critical samples, thrombolysis samples, which are carried by hand to the appliances delete, since results from these tests are needed within twenty minutes from arrival at the laboratory. Not needing to prioritize tests when they are ordered makes it easier for the clinics to order tests.