Allison Elliott-Shannon

UK HealthCare's New State-of-the-Art Pathology Equipment Increases Lab Efficiency

Published: Dec 17, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 17, 2012) — UK HealthCare has recently improved its laboratory testing capabilities in its hospitals and clinics with new state-of-the-art equipment designed to  increase testing capacity and deliver reliable results with greater efficiency. 

 

The main core clinical laboratory is located in University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital and processes approximately 3,000 to 5,000 test tubes daily, and provides between two million and three million individual test results per year. The new Roche system handles the vast majority of the most common laboratory tests run by the hospital. As UK HealthCare grows and cares for more patients, this new equipment will enable the lab to handle the increased demand for diagnostic tests without slowing down the testing process.

 

"These laboratory automation solutions are perfectly aligned with UK’s overall vision to constantly improve healthcare with high-quality patient care and safety,” said Dr. Ron Whitley, the core laboratory director. “The high volumes of testing we do make it essential that we have the highest-capacity and most efficient laboratory equipment available.”

 

The Roche system is a significant advancement in robotics and automation. It combines two major components:  the new cobas modular analyser 8000 series, which includes the cobas ISE, c701, c502 and e602 modular chemistry and immunochemistry analyzers, and modular pre-analytics sample handling system. This high-volume, automated system allows patient blood samples to pass through the testing process untouched by human hands.

 

The Roche system uses a mechanical track-like conveyer belt controlled by a central station that manages each patient sample individually. A sample travels along the belt where it is centrifuged, de-capped, divided into sample cups (or into labeled tubes), sorted, and then sent to the analyzers.

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Allison Elliott, allison.elliott@uky.edu

 

blood_sample_vitamind.jpg
August
 
1
UK Writing Center Open for Summer Session 2 (June 9-August 4)
Mon
2
UK Writing Center Open for Summer Session 2 (June 9-August 4)
Tue
3
UK Writing Center Open for Summer Session 2 (June 9-August 4)
Wed
4
UK Writing Center Open for Summer Session 2 (June 9-August 4)
End of the Summer II 2016 Eight-Week Session
Thu
5
 
Fri
6
 
Sat
7
 
Sun
8
 
Mon
9
 
Tue
10
 
Wed
11
 
Thu
12
 
Fri
13
Parent and Families Open House
Sat
14
 
Sun
15
 
Mon
16
UK Women's Forum Board Meeting
Tue
17
 
Wed
18
 
Thu
19
K Week Kick-off
Off-campus Freshmen Check-in
Parent and Families Reception
Fri
20
New Student Induction Ceremony
Big Blue U
Getting Around Campus and Beyond
Campus Ruckus
Sat
21
UK Lex-Mart
K Team Lunch
Late-night Target Run
Sun
22
TEAL Classrooms Open House
TEAL Classrooms Open House
TEAL Classrooms Open House
TEAL Classrooms Open House
Dinner with your K Team
Mon
23
We Are UK
TEAL Classrooms Open House
TEAL Classrooms Open House
TEAL Classrooms Open House
TEAL Classrooms Open House
Campus Tours for K Teams
Tue
24
First Day of School Photos
First day of classes of Fall 2016
Wed
25
Pedalpalooza
First Day of School Photos
Thu
26
OCSS Wildcat Block Watch
Fri
27
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Red River Gorge Adventure Trip for Out-of-State Students
Music Workshop for Teachers and Students: Michael Chandler
Flight 5191 Tenth Anniversary Memorial Service
Sat
28
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Sun
29
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Mon
30
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Last Day to Add a Class for Fall 2016
Last Day to Withdraw to Receive 80% Refund
Tue
31
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Wed
 
 
 
Aug 24
First Day of School Photos 08/24/2016

Thu, 08/25/2016

Fri, 08/26/2016

Sat, 08/27/2016 - Sun, 11/27/2016

Reset Page