INTUITIVE CULTURE ACCESSIONING
When cultures arrive at your lab or microbiology department, a bar coded accession number is used to retrieve the patient and culture information. MicroPath™ (a Laboratory Information System) will automatically associate the required culture media, and will generate the required number of specimen and media labels. MicroPath™ (LIS) also seamlessly supports non-culture or serological testing.
EASY TO USE WORKFLOW
The MicroPath™ Laboratory Information System (LIS) 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 that 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. MicroPath™ Laboratory Information System (LIS) can store antibiotic/organism specific patterns as approved by NCCLS. Culture information is neatly organized in a hierarchy so that 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.