LIS for Microbiology Labs
When cultures arrive at your lab or microbiology department, a bar-coded accession number is used to retrieve the patient and culture information. MicroPath will automatically associate the required culture media and generate the required number of specimen and media labels. MicroPath also seamlessly supports non-culture or serological testing.
The MicroPath laboratory information system (LIS) for culture diagnosis is flexible and easily adapted to support your lab’s specific process. MicroPath also provides an easy way for your lab to design or customize its own label format for specimen, culture, and media labels.
For non-culture or serological testing performed in the microbiology department, worklists may be created and resulted in a similar fashion. Worklists can be built in the order in which the specimens are processed, so there is no need to sort specimens into a worklist order prior to testing.
Result entry can easily be performed for those cultures that require the documentation of significant findings, isolates, biochemical testing, and/or organism identification and sensitivity, as well as Preliminary/Final sign-out.
The system allows each of these tasks to be performed quickly from one screen using the workup manager. Labs can quickly enter information, including the review and acceptance of the antibiotic sensitivity, which is either performed on an interfaced instrument, such as a Vitek or Microscan, or resulted manually.
The MicroPath LIS can store antibiotic/organism-specific patterns as approved by NCCLS. Culture information is neatly organized in a hierarchy so any user can clearly see what has been done on each culture, even if worked on by multiple techs over several days.
MicroPath provides mechanisms for batch result entry, which allows technologists to quickly update or finalize cultures with the same result.
- Advanced infection control reporting
- Quality assurance monitoring
- Paperless culture processing
- Automatic culture set up and media label printing
- Batch result entry for fast update and finalization of results
- Integrates with microbiology instrumentation
- Susceptibility reporting supports MIC and Kirby Bauer Interpretations
- OneVersion™ ensures seamless product updates as new features are released
“As microbiology changes, I am able to customize MicroPath® according to CLSI changes and organism nomenclature changes and I have been able to interface MicroPath to accessory equipment without the help of middleware. In addition, MicroPath is easily interfaced with traditional middleware to susceptibility instruments. The mapping is quite simple and their technical support is responsive.”