News, Analysis, Trends, Management Innovations for
Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups

Hosted by Robert Michel

News, Analysis, Trends, Management Innovations for
Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups

Hosted by Robert Michel
Sign In

Recently Published White Paper Provides Laboratory Professionals with Insights and Best Practices Addressing Quality Issues & Solutions Related to Medical Lab Specimen Management


21806 Briarcliff Dr.
Spicewood, TX 78669
512-264-7103 o
512-264-0969 f


Media Contact: Liz Carey

AUSTIN, Texas (June 12, 2020) – The complexity of medical laboratory specimen sample management requires a highly sophisticated system of monitors, controls, and useful reports to meet lab and hospital accreditation requirements, prevent errors that can lead to costly quality failures, and reduce unnecessary healthcare costs.

When a lab test is ordered, it launches a complicated process that requires technical and healthcare expertise, proper specimen collection and transport, and effective logistics and communication.

Unfortunately, clinical and pathology laboratory specimen management functions are sometimes plumbed together with different products from different vendors, with little integration of primary logistical functions. Efficient specimen management requires adequate software or middleware to integrate financial and insurance information.

To inform laboratory professionals with valuable insights and best practices addressing value and quality issues and solutions related to medical laboratory specimen management and logistics, The Dark Report is offering a recently published free White Paper entitled, “Specimen Management and Logistics Issues to Evaluate for Continuous Quality Improvement.” Published by Dark Daily in partnership with Lab Logistics, the paper is available to laboratory professionals as a PDF download.

This White Paper provides:

  • A framework for evaluating the lab’s clinical or anatomic pathology laboratory specimen processes
  • An overview citing examples of cost savings and improved operations related to logistics and supply
  • Examples of how other hospital and health systems laboratories have approached making changes, and implemented effective solutions

Outsourcing logistics and courier services in some situations allows labs to stay focused on their core strengths. These are the same strengths that maintain high quality patient care, assure accreditation standards, and prevent errors that can lead to quality failures.

Members of the laboratory’s leadership team should download this exclusive White Paper to learn what they need to know as a competitive lab to maximize efficiency, increase profitability, and decrease costs over the long run by leveraging effective medical courier services and those that utilize digital technologies.

Specimen Management and Logistics Issues to Evaluate for Continuous Quality Improvement” is part of the Dark Daily growing library of White Papers and other information resources tailored specifically to the needs of laboratory administrators, lab managers, pathologists, and lab industry consultants.

About The Dark Report

Established in 1995, The Dark Report is the leading source of exclusive business intelligence for laboratory CEOs, COOs, CFOs, Pathologists and Senior industry executives. It is widely read by leaders in laboratory medicine and diagnostics. The Dark Report produces the famous Executive War College on Laboratory and Pathology Management every spring, which showcases innovations by the nation’s and globe’s leading laboratory organizations. Dark Daily is an Internet-based e-briefing intelligence service, read worldwide by thought leaders in laboratory and pathology management. Other well-known conferences conducted by The Dark Report are Lab Quality Confab (on the use of Lean and Six Sigma methods in labs and hospitals) and Precision Medicine Institute. The Dark Report co-produces Executive Edge bi-annually in Canada and The Business of Pathology bi-annually in Australia.