Published in Blood Weekly, December 9th, 2004
"This has made our job a lot easier," said Tom Upton, a medical technologist at the South Charleston, West Virginia, hospital. "This frees us up to do more testing."
Vials of blood are sent from around the hospital to the lab inside small containers through a network of tubes similar to a bank's drive-through. At the lab, a 60-foot-long automated system does many of the most common blood tests and sends out results.
The $800,000 system the hospital began using in May even puts...
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