Autoscribe says the new bulk sample registration capability of its Matrix Gemini Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) has been designed to save time when registering large numbers of samples and/or multiple sample types.
The company says that details for different sample types can be presented on a single screen, giving additional benefits to contract laboratories that may need to carry out regular analyses of samples from many different disciplines such as food, pharmaceutical or medical.
The bulk sample registration facility offers a grid with spreadsheet-like data-entry functionality, including copy and paste and fill function for registering large numbers of samples. This provides great flexibility to accommodate a wide range of sample types, says Autoscribe. For example, the system could be set up to accept 10 similar samples followed by 20 individual samples. A test or group of tests can be easily added to a particular Bulk Sample Registration sample row as many times as needed.
Data may also be prepared in Excel, or other compatible spreadsheet, and copy/pasted into the bulk sample registration grid. Bulk sample registration allows entry of the sample data to be completed in advance of the registration operation, and optionally saved as a template for future use. Templates are particularly useful for contract laboratories that have regular repeat batches of samples for analysis.