The 21st century has brought unprecedented medical advances, and those advances are continually changing the way we diagnose, treat and cure disease. But change does not come without its challenges. For laboratories, the rising tide of samples has put increased scrutiny on the way you identify, track and report samples.
We recently surveyed 350 scientists about their sample management processes. Nearly 60% of them reported having occasionally lost samples due to label failure, and almost half of those reported the loss impacted more than 2% of their samples.
Loss means different things across various types of labs, from a minor inconvenience to major devastation.
In any of these situations, a single sample loss can mean critical data or information will have to be reproduced at a potentially huge additional cost.