One of the most important requirements when dealing with the Laboratory Information System (LIS) is the data communication aspects between LIS and the analyzers (lab instrument). In a busy around the clock lab operation, manual entries are prone to errors and can become a tailback in a lab workflow. For this reason, the communication part and data exchange have to be automated.
Centralized or Distributed Solution
Most common communication protocol used for this is ASTM 1381/1394. However, some analyzers have different or custom protocols. NexoPrima Integra is an LIS middleware that supports standard and custom protocol of major analyzer vendors. It can be configured as a distributed or centralised middleware solution between LIS and the lab equipment, with high availability by design, ensuring no interruption in data exchange.