Project Information

Core Laboratory Automation and Renovation

Project Description: Renovation of Core Laboratory space to create an efficient work flow design adding an automated line for chemistry and hematology. Improve performance through reduced turn-around-time and standardization of laboratory instruments across the Gainesville campus. • Replaced existing aging instrumentation to fully automate Chemistry and Hematology to include auto-verification. • Replaced existing aging instrumentation at Cancer Center Lab. • Replaced existing Chemistry equipment at Springhill ED lab for standardization of result reporting. • Back-up instrumentation/redundancy to support peak workflow and reduce instrument downtime impact. Testing can continue during downtime. Automation of manual processes: It automates sample login, centrifugation, decapping, aliquot, delivery of samples to connected instruments, recapping, storing in ambient or refrigerated storage modules and sorting to outlets. The system also automatically retrieves and performs rerun or reflex testing as directed by LIS information and instrument status.

QPI: Mary, Reeves, (

Collaborators: Stacy, Beal, (; Kenneth, Rand, (; Mary, Reeves, (; (wilkeg@shands.ufl.ed); (; (; (; (; (; (; (; Kurt, Olson, (; Neil, Harris, (

Advisors: (

UF Health Big Aims: Reduce Variation None

MeSH Keywords: Automation, Clinical Laboratory Information Systems, Efficiency, Laboratories, Hospital, Clinical Laboratory Services