Autoscribe has introduced an ‘Adhoc data entry’ function into its Matrix Gemini laboratory information management system (LIMS). This new enhancement allows the recording of unplanned results in Matrix without prior definition of the results during test set-up. The standard result entry grid in Matrix Gemini has been modified to permit unexpected result entry into any visible region of the grid. This functionality will operate whether results are entered manually or online via connected instruments. Matrix Gemini has a dual web/Windows user interface, and so the Adhoc data entry works with either option, providing a similar user experience in both client types.
The functionality includes the ability to specify the type of adhoc result required, enter the adhoc result, and store and retrieve the results in both Windows and web Matrix platforms for the supported result entry screens. The CSV import feature has also been enhanced to permit adhoc results to be imported, and imported results without a component name are considered as potential adhoc results. The user now has the option of either discarding them as errors or inserting them as an adhoc result at a suitable position in the grid.