Public health labs serve an important mission.
- Monitoring our environment for natural and manmade contaminants that threaten our health.
- Surveilling and detecting pathogens in foods and the food supply to keep us safe.
- Identifying and analyzing infectious diseases and testing populations to maintain optimal health. Today, that means meeting the COVID-19 testing challenge head on.
Critical to this broad mission: the accurate accessioning of samples on the front end, and, on the back end, the reporting of results and findings to the governmental agencies that can take action to improve public health.
Informatics Makes the Difference
While labs across government – federal, state, municipal – have varying budgets and resources, all are tasked with doing more with less.
State-of-the-art laboratory informatics solutions can increase efficiency, reduce errors, handle high testing volumes, address a wide range of analytical needs, and protect patient privacy and data security. When delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS), these solutions deploy rapidly and conserve capital budgets.
The LabVantage LIMS platform – including an embedded electronic lab notebook, lab execution system, and scientific data management system – improves public health lab operations by automating tasks, eliminating paper, and integrating with instruments and other systems – like electronic health and medical records. For hospital, reference, and other medical lab settings performing public health tasks, LabVantage Medical Suite is a laboratory information system dedicated to patient-centered testing and reporting.