Target audience: DNA Analysts , Lab Managers, Quality Assurance Managers
Effective laboratory management requires trade-offs. Laboratories need to ensure they are using the best consumables on their samples, and using instruments that have been maintained and are in great working order.
You need to track consumable inventories to make sure the necessary consumables are on hand while also maximizing dollars spent - without under ordering and running out of consumables or over ordering and having consumables expire before being used. You need to make sure consumables that have not been quality control tested or released for use are not being used on casework. You must even enforce the use of specific lots so they are consumed prior to expiring.
Managing instruments is also a time consuming task that requires verifying maintenance schedules are met, external calibrations are performed within the required time frames, and that out-of-service instruments are prohibited from use. These day-to-day laboratory tasks are just as important as sample processing. Join us for our Laboratory Management webinar as we discuss these trade-offs and how STACS-CW can track consumables, ordering, instrument maintenance