Accession Number:

ADA237186

Title:

The Armstrong Laboratory Reference Laboratory Upgrade Project

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Feb 90-Feb 91,

Corporate Author:

ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Report Date:

1991-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

On 1 February 1990, the Epidemiology Division began the first phase of a reference laboratory automation project aimed at improving clinical laboratory support while improving efficiency and lowering costs. Thirty sites, representing a cross section of Continental United States CONUS medical treatment facilities MTFs, were selected as 1-year test sites for the initial evaluation of the project. These sites were equipped with printers and modems which were electronically connected to the Epidemiology Division laboratory for rapid result reporting. In addition, these MTFs were provided with courier service for overnight specimen delivery. By the end of the test period, the project has proven to be highly effective and has significantly improved laboratory support to facilities served.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE