Health-Care Labs Get Healthier

By Jennifer Zaino

Targeted solutions for monitoring specimens and tracking assets, and innovative research, promise to make RFID a standard tool in laboratories.

The quality of any health-care laboratory—whether it's servicing the biomedical, clinical trial and research, diagnostic or pharmaceutical community—depends on its ability to provide accurate, precise and timely results. In recent years, some labs have begun using RFID to automate manual processes to track human specimens and other samples, preventing loss and misidentification, assuring chain of custody, enabling quick retrieval when needed and ...

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