In the today’s healthcare world laboratory automation is like an oxygen for any healthcare organization.
The demands on diagnostic laboratories are growing day by day and a state of the art Laboratory Management System should be able to improve service levels, reduce costs and generate more revenue. All this can be achieved with analyzer interfaces.
Human errors can be introduced each time a lab result is written down, copied, or transcribed. Even with the most well-trained staff, an error in transcription usually unavoidable.
What is Analyzer Interface Software
Analyzer interface is a piece of software that utilizes RS-232 (serial), USB or Network protocols to communicate between Laboratory Information System and laboratory machines/equipments/analyzers. It usually supports data input and monitoring in ASCII, Hexadecimal, Decimal, Octal, Binary formats and XML/JSON formats in some cases. It establishes communication, request tests to laboratory equipment and receives test results when they are ready. It also logs all communication steps including handshaking, RTS, DTS, Error Transmission etc into the trace log.