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What is the Ideal LIMS for Your Lab?

When it comes down to picking the products you’re going to use to help organize and streamline your lab’s operation, you can be faced with a bewildering array of options that range from well-known to little-known vendors, with investments that can be significant or “free”.  Is one of those the ideal choice for your lab? 

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How does a LIMS work?

This article is going to dive deeper into LIMS and look at both how it works and also improves lab operations.  We’ll do that by looking at one type of service testing lab as an example – a water quality testing lab – and seeing how the components of a LIMS can improve its operation.  Because service testing labs have many common functional characteristics, it should be easy to translate this material to your lab’s needs.

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Is Your Forensic LIMS Ready to Adapt to New Technology Trends?

In this article, we will review several emerging technologies that will enhance forensic laboratories in the coming years. However, forensic labs will need to adopt more efficient processes to make the most of these innovations. This is where a laboratory information management system (LIMS) optimized for forensics labs can help free time and resources to meet rising demand.

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What is a LIMS & ELN?

What is a LIMS and ELN, and how do you know which to use? Laboratory automation expert Joe Liscouski reviews the two informatics applications and delves into discussion on which to use when.

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Favorite LIMS Implementation Tips From LabLynx’s Staff

Finding the right LIMS solution is hard. Implementing it once you find it can be even harder if you do not have the right support around you. Our experienced application engineers share their top tips and best practices for implementation success.

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Top 9 Ways a LIMS Can Help Your Clinical Laboratory

Between COVID-19 and an increase in the aging population, your clinical laboratory is busier than ever. You’re taking on a higher workload while facing a worsening staffing shortage crisis. You and your team need a helping hand. While it cannot add personnel to your workforce, here are the top 9 ways a LIMS can help your clinical laboratory.

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Employee Spotlight – Stephanie Pate

Dr. Stephanie Pate is a Senior Application Engineer at LabLynx. In her role, she assists clients in building a lab informatics suite that is tailored to their needs. She guides them through the application building process from project conceptualization through...

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Lessening the Staffing Shortage Sting

By Bridgette Hudak | October 4, 2021 Not a new problem for Laboratories This new wave of COVID era employee shortage sweeping the United States is nothing new for the laboratory profession. From forensic science to clinical diagnostic, every laboratory industry has...

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Employee Spotlight – Robert “Bob” Walters Jr.

By LabLynx Staff | October 18, 2021 Robert “Bob” Walters is one of the leading Developers on our team at LabLynx. Through his 11-year tenure with the company, Bob has played a vital role in helping LabLynx continue its mission to redesign LIMS. He introduced the...

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Reduce the Calls to Your Laboratory’s Phone

By Bridgette Hudak | October 19, 2021 Ring, ring, ring…your laboratory’s technicians hear the loud shrill of the phone ceaselessly throughout their shift as clients of all types - doctors, nurses, detectives, product managers and more - call for test updates. While...

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ISO Accreditation: Do I Need It?

What You Need and How to Get It Across industries, ISO accreditation is becoming a must-have for testing laboratories. This proof of competence reassures customers that your lab has the discipline and systems to produce consistently valid results. At the same time,...

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ISO Accreditation: Do I Need It?

What You Need and How to Get It Across industries, ISO accreditation is becoming a must-have for testing laboratories. This proof of competence reassures customers that your lab has the discipline and systems to produce consistently valid results. At the same time,...

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ELab for Cannabis: One LIMS for Multi-State Cannabis Testing

The fragmentation of cannabis regulations poses a particular challenge for multi-state cannabis testing labs. Although the industry and state regulators are trying to align requirements and standards, testing labs still lose many of the benefits of multi-state...

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CannaQA: One LIMS for Multi-State Cannabis Testing

The fragmentation of cannabis regulations poses a particular challenge for multi-state cannabis testing labs. Although the industry and state regulators are trying to align requirements and standards, testing labs still lose many of the benefits of multi-state...

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Environmental Lab? LabLynx Has the Right LIMS for YOU!

For scheduling and managing sample collection, locations and sample points and their tests and limit sets, there is no better solution than the LabLynx LIMS Solution for Environmental and Water/Wastewater! Our very existence depends on the quality of the fundamental...

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ClinDx From LabLynx: The Complete Clinical LIS

Over the past year, many clinical diagnostic labs ran into the limitations of their inflexible or simply insufficient data management systems. The pandemic showed us that labs needed to support a rapidly evolving response with testing on a scale never seen before....

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Canna Testing Laboratories: Where the Business Is

The pandemic may have created havoc on businesses almost everywhere, but hemp and cannabis continue to thrive and even gain momentum. Besides meeting food and drug safety standards, licensed cannabis producers must pass THC potency thresholds before their crops can be...

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Rare Cannabinoids: The Next Big Thing for Canna Labs

Rare cannabinoids may seem like the newest passengers on the cannabis hype train, but an element of science does lie at the heart of this new trend. The cannabis industry has noticed and has begun developing ways to make these cannabinoids a lot less rare — far in...

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Has Test Pooling Lost Its Usefulness?

Pooling test samples is a common way to improve laboratory productivity and reduce the consumption of reagents and other supplies. Unfortunately, early hopes that test pooling could help labs during the COVID-19 pandemic quickly waned. Skyrocketing positivity […]

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Antibody Testing: The Next Phase?

Antibody testing will become more important as vaccines start to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control. New serology tests with high specificity for SARS-CoV-2 not only confirm past infections or immunizations but also quantitatively measure […]

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New York Labs: Are You Ready for Legalization?

Within a few months, financial and political priorities may finally align behind New York’s legalization of adult-use recreational and nutraceutical cannabis. New legislation will create significant opportunities for laboratories with experience in food and drug...

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SARS-CoV-2 Variants: The New Challenge for Laboratories

Three new variants in the constantly-evolving SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus have become a cause for concern among health officials worldwide. Although probably not more lethal than existing strains, higher transmissibility rates have stressed public […]

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These States May Need Canna Testing Labs in 2021

Is your lab ready to meet the challenge? Last year’s elections saw voters in five states approve broader legalization of marijuana and cannabis products. That momentum will continue in 2021 as those states implement the new laws and several more states head down the...

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Remote Tech for COVID-Safe Cannabis Lab Testing

The cannabis industry works hard to convince regulators, politicians and the public that their business is a responsible and legitimate part of the economy. But cowboy testing labs are producing sloppy, inconsistent results and even fake reports. These bad tests lead...

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What Vaccines Mean for COVID-19 Testing Labs

COVID-19 vaccines are rolling out in the United States and around the world, but now is not the time for complacency. One, two or even dozens of vaccines won’t immediately turn the tide of this pandemic. Inoculating enough of the population to make a difference […]

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How Wastewater Labs Can Help Defeat the Pandemic

As we look toward the long-term management of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), and indeed the anticipated emergence of other novel viruses, the role of wastewater testing is taking on new significance. In fact, it may turn out to play an even greater part than […]

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How Labs Can Get Involved in COVID Screening Programs

Organizations, Businesses, Schools and Colleges Everywhere Need Testing Programs Data-driven decision making has put laboratories squarely in the center of the COVID-19 pandemic response. Unfortunately, even CLIA-certified clinical diagnostic labs can’t contribute […]

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The COVID Testing Catch-22

The Key to Managing the Pandemic, and Why We‘ll Never Do It Perfectly Everybody agrees the only way to manage the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is to know how bad it is by conducting tests, and lots of them, right? Well of course. How else? But there’s a problem. And there...

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Starting a COVID Testing Lab: Is Now a Good Time?

The answer to that question is easy, YES! Never mind the ongoing daily battles to limit the initial outbreak since March, it is becoming clear, as we transition into Winter of 2020 and the prospect of year two of the pandemic, that what was once acute has now become...

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The Rapid-Deploy, Complete Program for COVID PoCT: Making History Now

Two well-known universities in Louisiana have quickly and effectively ramped up complete testing management programs to protect their students and staff, as well as meet other testing challenges with spectacular results. Both universities have teamed up with LabLynx, Inc. to roll out the COVIDLiMS Solution Suite and were live […]

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Point of Care Testing (PoCT) in the Coronavirus Pandemic – And Beyond

With the arrival of more lateral flow tests with FDA EUA (Food and Drug Administration Emergency Use Authorization) approval that can be performed outside of a lab becoming more available, any business, educational institution or other organization can look into implementing their own coronavirus testing program […]

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COVID Testing for Schools and Universities

With COVID-19 on the rise in many universities and schools around the country, many of these institutions are searching for ways to keep their students, faculty, and staff safe this school year. With the spread of the virus increasing amongst young people, the...

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Coronavirus Treatments That Work

And the Studies Prove It The current official stance is that there is no real treatment for COVID-19. If you get it, you are told to just go home and tough it out…until/unless you start finding it hard to breathe, or develop other severe symptoms requiring...

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LabLynx Announces C-SIC Kit Release

Sample Information Collection Kit Improves COVID Testing Process ATLANTA, June 22, 2020 — LabLynx, Inc. today announced an important new component in its overall COVIDLiMS informatics solution for laboratories, designed to offer faster, more accurate coronavirus testing as well as ongoing risk management for businesses and organizations […]

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How Labs and Businesses Can Work Together to Reopen Safely

As the nations of the world begin transitioning from flattening the curve to cautiously beginning to resume doing business, the focus is turning to how best to prevent a “second wave” - and in fact to operate over the long term in the face of potential similar...

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PCR and Diagnostics: COVID-19 Pandemic Reveals Serious Issues

There has been recent discussion of the lack of accuracy of COVID-19 tests — both virus (rRT-PCR), which has been widely regarded as “the gold standard”, and antibody assays. “The largest study on coronaviruses testing to date estimated a rate of 41% false negatives...

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COVID-19 Testing: The Latest

How are we doing in meeting the challenge? We’re now almost five months in since the notorious SARS-CoV-2 first reared its ugly head in December in Wuhan, with the first diagnosed case in the US following soon after in January. In the US, the pandemic caught...

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COVID-19 Testing by Wastewater Labs

The way forward for tracking the second wave? No, you aren’t dreaming this and you didn’t misread. Turns out wastewater treatment labs may have an important part to play in keeping tabs on the 2019 novel coronavirus as we look to reopen America — in fact the entire...

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COVID-19 Testing for the Physician Office Laboratory (POL)

Published by LabLynx, Inc. For information and help in ramping up to provide COVID-19 testing services, contact LabLynx, Inc., info@lablynx.com, or call 866-522-5969. Do I really want to get involved in testing for SARS-CoV-2? Why? Like it or not, physician or not,...

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LabLynx Joins the COVID-19 Fight by Introducing New COVIDLiMS

Unprecedented Ramp Up – Operational in Days Solves Web Submission/Reporting, COVID Handling and Workflows, CDC and FDA Reporting ATLANTA – LabLynx, Inc., long-time leader in enterprise-level cloud-hosted LIMS/LIS, today announced it has developed the world’s first...

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LIMS and COVID-19 Testing & Reporting

Known variously as coronavirus, COVID-19, novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV and SARS-CoV-2, the current global pandemic has been reported in 191 Countries and Territories around the world as of March 23, 2020, with over 350,000 confirmed cases and more than 15,000 deaths....

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Disaster Management for the Lab

Disaster management is, in a nutshell, about preparedness. Of course, the primary challenge in preparedness is anticipating just what it is for which you are preparing. In the case of disaster management, the possible scenarios vary a great deal - with some being...

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