GAO RFID Medical Diagnostic Laboratories Asset Management Solution

Time-Saving & Accurate Diagnostic Laboratory Asset Tracking Solution

This RFID solution allows you to manage the assets of your medical diagnostic laboratory by simply walking through the laboratory while carrying a handheld RFID reader, which will track all the tags attached to each of the assets within its range.

Our RFID system can track all medical diagnostic laboratory assets including:

  • Sterile medical examination tools such as stethoscopes, sphygmomanometer, gauze, syringes, IVs, bandages, tongue depressors, pharyngeal swabs, blood test tools and more
  • Gloves, masks and all medical apparel
  • Microscopes, pipettes, tubes, Petri dishes, beakers, precision scales, centrifuges, incubators and all other essential laboratory equipment
  • Autoclaves and sterilization machinery
  • Utility carts
  • All other lab and office assets the laboratory may utilize

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The Medical Diagnostic Laboratories Industry

Medical diagnostic laboratories can usually be found in hospitals or private clinics and are laboratories that carry out tests on specimens in order to acquire information to help doctors and other medical figures with diagnosing and correctly treating a patient’s disease. These diagnostic laboratories usually work closely with other areas of a hospital and regularly test and diagnose samples of blood, urine, saliva, sputum and another specimen.  It may even be specialized in specific fields such as reproductive biology. This latter type of laboratory usually analyzes semen specimens and can also oversee the process of assisted reproduction, for example in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Although these diagnostic laboratories are usually found in hospitals and clinics, recent years have seen an increase in private medical diagnostic laboratories as well, where professionals work directly with patients to allow for a faster diagnosis and/or to help them with routine analyses such as blood tests, urine tests and many others.

Before medical diagnostic laboratories were developed for the sole purpose of testing and diagnosing, diagnostic tests were usually conducted by doctors when a need for a deeper inspection presented itself, and these were done with little to no professional support and with no rigorous or strict standards. However, over the years, professionals began to specialize in this discipline and the first laboratories were created. Over the past century, these laboratories have had more and more requirements placed upon them to have a highly sterile environment. Many different pieces of highly technological equipment are also required in order to produce extremely specific and accurate results of crucial tests on different samples. The accuracy of these results helps to pinpoint the diseases being dealt with in different cases and allows doctors to conduct appropriate treatments on their patients. Technological advancements in this field have allowed laboratories to evolve and become the high-tech sterile environments we have today, and ongoing advancements in the field will continue to support and stimulate the industry.

As stated earlier, medical diagnostic laboratories are where organic samples such as blood, saliva, tissue biopsy, sweat, semen and other samples collected during a medical examination are thoroughly analyzed and tested to find evidence of diseases or other conditions. Some laboratories even conduct minor medical trials, for example, testing a particular drug on a biopsy sample, to aid with the treatment of a disease. In order to do all of this, professionals utilize high-tech machinery and tools such as centrifuges, incubators and microscopes, along with pipettes, beakers and glassware to conduct many different tests and obtain a final result. The tests operated can scan a wide variety of conditions from infections to cancer and from more common to very infrequent and rare diseases. Since these laboratories are usually part of hospitals and clinics, the diagnostic results can quickly be sent to the relevant doctors in order to allow the most suitable treatment to start in the shortest period of time possible.

Since medical diagnostic laboratories are a crucial part of the medical industry and technological advancements in this field continue to discover revolutionary techniques and new methods of analysis, the medical diagnostic laboratory market is growing. New discoveries are made at an outstanding pace and different analyses are now able to uncover an extraordinarily wide variety of conditions. This allows the industry and the market to further grow, and it is predicted that new developments are expected in the coming years.

The costs of the research and of the industry in general, however, are very high. North America is currently the leading continent in this industry. Medical diagnostic laboratory companies are present in large numbers in Canada and the United States, with big cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Toronto being leaders in this field. Large cities can offer a wide variety of choices between hospital laboratories and independent laboratories; however, medical diagnostic laboratories can also be found in most small cities within the continent. Medical diagnostic laboratories can be seen as a pivotal component of the broader medical industry, and for this reason, asset management is essential in order to allow this sub-industry to operate efficiently.

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