Software, Workstation Management, Clinical Chemistry/Immunoassay Analyzer
Definition : Software designed to operate a laboratory clinical chemistry and immunoassay test workstation, control/monitor a limited number of their functions, and/or process data and images obtained during a particular procedure. This software usually interacts with devices used in the procedure, such as recorders, measuring instruments, and analyzers; it may also perform a variety of algorithms to facilitate the operation and analysis of the measurements performed during the procedure. Workstation management software used in clinical chemistry and immunoassay analysis is intended to work only with one or a few models of workstations and related devices, usually supplied by the same manufacturer. They also facilitate the processing and/or sending data from the workstation to and from picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and/or other laboratory and/or hospital information systems. The software is not usually available separate from the workstation but may be updated (i.e., through the release of modified versions) during the life of the equipment. Dedicated workstation management software intended for specific procedures such as the determination of the concentration of metabolites, electrolytes, proteins, and drugs in body fluids (e.g., plasma, serum, urine, cerebrospinal fluid) is available. Software for endocrine hormone testing and for protein, viral, or bacterial toxin determination is also available.
Entry Terms : "Immunoassay Analysis Workstation Software" , "Clinical Chemistry Analysis Workstation Software"
UMDC code : 26819