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Automation of a Flow Cytometry Clinical and Research Laboratory.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8329605     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We developed a system to automate a Flow Cytometry Clinical and Research Laboratory. Five major functions are accomplished: 1) patient demographic data entry, 2) specimen results data transfer, 3) procedure transcription and reporting, 4) data query, and 5) data backup and archiving. These are achieved by inter-linking two computers with dissimilar operating systems with a Fluorescence Activated Cell Analyzer (FACScan), several commercially available software systems, an IEEE-488 GPIB parallel cable interface using IEEE protocol and Hewlett Packard User Group software (HPPCLINK), and a customized in-house developed laboratory automation system for integrated database management. The system consists of data entry and editing, procedure results reporting, data query, and data archiving modules. The system design ensures data integrity, quality, and confidentiality.
Y N Marinez; K F Collins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biomedical sciences instrumentation     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0067-8856     ISO Abbreviation:  Biomed Sci Instrum     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-08-17     Completed Date:  1993-08-17     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0140524     Medline TA:  Biomed Sci Instrum     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  301-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, University of Texas, San Antonio 78284-7750.
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MeSH Terms
Automatic Data Processing*
Computer Systems*
Flow Cytometry*

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