How to Track Medical Specimens Transferred Between Couriers

In day-to-day operations many bigger laboratories often have specimens picked up by one medical courier then transferred to another courier to be delivered to the lab. While this process may sound simple, it can often become a “crack in the system” where samples can easily go missing.

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Medical Courier Software – The Importance of Flexibility

Appreciating and understanding differences in medical courier operations is the foundation for creating flexibility for any software system dealing with workflows. Placing courier operations in a box with disregard for user diversity may lead to inefficiencies, lost dollars, or bigger problems to solve down the road.

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Setting Specimen Transportation Guidelines for Medical Couriers

Outreach medical laboratories have crucial responsibilities when it comes to transporting specimens and ensuring safe and compliant collection, pickup, and delivery. That’s why it’s so important to establish guidelines and follow industry best practices for specimen transportation, especially when training and managing medical couriers.

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4 Options Lab Couriers Use to Track Outreach Patient Specimens Electronically

Labs and their courier services are very diverse in the way they operate and what works for tracking specimens in one lab may not be the most efficient way to track in another. If your lab is considering tracking outreach specimens electronically you should understand the different barcode and non-barcode options available to determine the best fit for your lab operations.

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How to Avoid the Lost Specimen Blame Game

If you are dealing with a” lost specimen blame game in your lab” there are only two options that will resolve the conflict: 1. One party admits they are in the wrong, or 2. Provide concrete evidence regarding who last had possession of the specimen. Let’s think through the possible benefits/consequences of choosing each option.

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A Better Mobile App for Lab Outreach and Medical Courier Operations

There are many general-purpose courier mobile apps available on the Apple App Store or Google Play, but they’re really not designed specifically for medical courier operations, and they’re completely missing the core features and capabilities that lab managers need. MCE is the most comprehensive mobile app designed for medical courier operations.

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