The loss of a non-replaceable specimen can occur when they roll under a car seat when they are transported, when they drop down the back of a bench at SRA or being lodged somewhere within the Lampson tube system. The first that pathology can find out about the issue is when the physician calls to follow-up on the test result. The loss goes to the heart of the relationship between the physician and the pathology department where the physician is putting their trust in the department to look after their patient’s specimen within the supply chain and provide accurate results. From a financial prospective it can lead to the loss of the physician’s future test revenue.

HealthRFID Specimen tracking system can be used to track individual specimens as well as eskies and their associated episodes. This provides Pathology with the peace of mind that if any specimens are misplaced within their supply chain, they will be identified immediately rather than have a physician follow-up the non-delivery of their test results.

The HealthRFID Specimen Tracking solution enables:

  • The tracking of individual specimen jars from collection through to SRA or individual labs.
  • The tracking of eskies and their associated patient episodes from collection through to SRA or between labs.
  • The fast reading of multiple specimen jars or episodes at each read point using “touch n’ go” RFID technology to minimise transaction times.
  • Provides couriers with real-time information as to what specimens or eskies are ready to be picked up from what collection centre.
  • Dashboards and Individually configurable, time-based notifications ensure that specimens reach each point within the required time.