The following features are fully integrated into LabWare Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN):
LabWare LIMS and ELN can be used with any Windows compatible barcode scanner or printing device. Any data that is available in the data base can be included on a barcode label in human-readable or barcode font. Sample Login and Sample Management
LabWare provides comprehensive functionality surrounding sample login, providing many different manual sample login and file import schemes as well as powerful schedulers designed to enable the sample login process to be completely automated. Samples can be logged via file import (csv, txt, ASCII, XML,etc.) or via interface with an external software application. LabWare manual login facilities include sample login, group sample login, batch sample login, stability sample login, csv sample login, project sample login, clinical protocol login, lot sample login, and grid sample login. These all provide the ability to quickly and efficiently login both single and multiple samples in a variety of styles and screens to allow the lab to optimize the sample registration process. Sample logins are performed using configurable sample templates which allow the appropriate data fields to be available for data entry while other fields display data that has been previously stored in the database. Sample login begins LabWare’s chain of custody. The login template is also used to update data as needed during the sample management lifecycle. Storage location management tools are used to track sample location.
LabWare Enterprise Laboratory software platform (LIMS and ELN) includes several features for defining scheduled events such as for automated sample login and reporting. These schedulers can create the samples to be collected and/or processed in the lab, as well as provide information about future sampling and testing, in order to aid capacity planning. Activities can be run as repetitive events, so that they automatically occur on a regular basis, such as twice a week. Activities can also be scheduled to run as Absolute Events on a Calendar. It is even possible to propagate an event in the Calendar Scheduler, like an End of Month report, and change the events individually. The LabWare Process Scheduler can be used for the complete management of complex sample schedules, such as continuous monitoring and testing of sampling points. Each set of sampling points can be grouped together in a Process Unit, so that either a single sampling point or the entire Process Unit can be paused with a single click.
LabWare provides extensive capabilities that effectively streamline and reduce transcription errors in result entry. Automated result entry is provided via file (csv, txt, ASCII, etc) import or via bidirectional interfaces to the laboratory instrument. Manual result entry is provided directly from the LabWare applications that lab technicians use on a daily basis such as Folders, Projects, ELN Worksheets, and Batches. Flexible mechanisms are provided to group samples and tests together so that they can be worked on collectively. Samples and tests can be individually selected and results entered, as well as multi-selected and results entered in a spreadsheet format. For ease of operation, results can be entered using different layouts arranged by sample as well as by test. In addition to this, tests can be filtered so that large result entry spreadsheets can be easily worked on test by test and Copy/Paste, Fill Empty and Propagate Down functions are provided to simplify data entry. Batch Manager
LabWare’s Batch Manager provides a way to view, operate, and manage result entry on all the samples belonging to a test batch. The batch can incorporate the QA/QC testing in the laboratory and includes the capability for dependency of QA/QC samples on other samples in the batch, such as spikes and sample duplicates. Batch manager provides capability for batches to be organized by test, sample, sample & test, or results with integration to lab instruments and batch level calculations and actions to automate workflow steps.
Portal for External Lab Stakeholders
Training and Analyst Certification
Ad hoc Query, Data Visualization, and Analytics
Configurable user dashboards are used to provide display of key process indicators in a variety of graphical and tabular formats. These dashboards can be personalized to fit the needs of any user role including laboratory managers, analysts, quality control personnel, etc.
LabWare also provides a seamless interface to North West Analytic’s (NWA) Quality Analyst for Statistical Quality Control charting and trend analysis.
Folders within LabWare LIMS can be utilized to select the appropriate samples and results to chart. Charts can also be automated and scheduled via LabWare’s configuration tools. Charts that are available include X-Bar, Range, X-Bar & Range, Standard Deviation, X-Bar & Standard Deviation, Individuals, Individuals & Range, Median & Individuals, Median, Median & Range, Exponential Weighted Moving Average (EWMA), Cumulative Sum (CUSUM), Histogram, Pareto and Attributes. LabWare also offers multi- level Levey- Jennings plotting capability with configurable Westgard rules.
Integration to Instruments, Enterprise software applications, and mobile devices