Princess Alexandra Hospital’s Pathology Queensland Laboratory has received an upgrade, changing over the entire fleet of chemical pathology analysers.
The new fleet of analysers provide a faster, more efficient service with enhanced automation capabilities that will continue to grow.
“The changeover was rather challenging as we continued to maintain a full, on-site chemical pathology service on our existing fleet while the new analysers were delivered, assembled, initialised and verified to ensure accurate and precise results for our patients,” said PAH Group Laboratory Manager, Tony Sunner.
“We are now eagerly awaiting the delivery and install of an automated track system to further enhance the efficiency and speed of the new analyser systems.”
New vendor, Siemens Healthineers, provided the Atellica® platform to meet Pathology Queensland’s needs for chemical pathology in each of the 35 laboratory sites across Queensland.
“The Atellica® platform means distribution, centrifugation, separation & referral and storage will require less hands-on actions from our team, allowing them to focus on providing quality results and further incorporation of the advanced technology into other sections of the laboratory.
“It allows us to expand our service to incorporate other disciplines, such as Haematology, Coagulation and Serology.
“We are excited and proud to take our service forward with the implementation of the advanced technology and automation as we continue providing a fast, efficient and value-for-money service to the patients and clinical teams of PAH,” he said.