Software, Laboratory Analysis
Definition : Software designed to operate computerized laboratory analyzers and monitor a limited number of their functions. This software is intended to work only with one or a few models of laboratory analyzers, usually from the same manufacturer. The software performs a variety of algorithms such as quality control, detecting out-of-range specimens, and send/receive patient information from the local information system, in addition to facilitating the operation of the computerized device. Laboratory analyzer software is usually not available separate from the analyzer but may be updated (i.e., through the release of modified versions) during the life of the equipment. Dedicated laboratory analysis software for a variety of tests using clinical chemistry, hematology, immunoassay, and molecular assay (both infectious diseases and genetic test) techniques is available.
UMDC code : 26801