reflex testing

reflex testing

, reflexive testing
A laboratory test that is automatically obtained when the results of a screening test indicate the need for further study. Examples of reflex tests include determination of the antibiotic sensitivity of bacteria that are identified in culture specimens; and determination of an enzyme immunoassay test for HIV when an antibody test for the virus is present in a sample of body fluids.
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Most HPV tests are requested for reflex testing, but HPV-Pap cotests are also increasing.
Auto-routing and reflex testing across technologies eliminates errors inherent in manual reflex ordering.
User-defined workflow and reflex testing, comprehensive material tracking, affordable interfacing capabilities, user-controlled reporting formats, and an intuitive user interface all combine to deliver a dynamic.
In this review, we will provide (1) a brief overview of clinical data supporting an important role for the TKIs in patients with NSCLC with specific genetic alterations and (2) a discussion of practical issues surrounding the implementation of molecular testing as a routine component of the diagnostic workup of NSCLC (reflex testing) in the United States.
Directed by software, the system reduces the need for manual intervention by automatically pulling samples back to the aspiration station--eliminating the need for operator intervention during repeat or reflex testing. The system is equipped with a specimen transport module that allows samples to move through the analyzer by magnetic force without the need for a track or additional software--allowing for continuous loading of up to 20 cassettes.
Rather than ordering specific tests on a lung cancer sample on a case-by-case basis, some institutions may require reflex testing of all lung cancers once they are diagnosed by the pathologist.
The system is intuitive and easy to use, has remote connectivity, secure Web reporting, synoptic reporting, structured data entry, and automated reflex testing. Organ maps, graphs, and images enhance patient reports.
The TS-2000 is a sample-management system with a speed of up to 800 samples per hour, capable of automatically redirecting lavender-top tubes for repeat/ reflex testing performed on the HST-N hematology automation line or redirecting tubes for further testing onto an integrated A1c-testing platform.
The intuitive is easy to use, has remote connectivity, secure Web reporting, synoptic reporting, structured data entry, and automated reflex testing. Organ maps, graphs, and images enhance patient reports.
New features include prostate diagrams; clinical results blended in the pathology report; reflex testing ordered by physician preference; CAP synoptic reporting; specimen and procedure tracking; library cloning; and scheduled printing.
A typical automated laboratory can also expect to reduce other manual steps involved with repeat reflex testing and sample searching.