When logging in samples, laboratories must verify the conditions under which the samples were received. The most efficient way to do this is a checklist within the LIMS. This not only helps automate the process, it also records the checklist automatically, adding to the necessary paper trail for audits.
Several common components for these checklists are:
- Chain of Custody information (signed, properly filled out and dated, etc.),
- Sample condition information (i.e. temperature of samples, broken containers, preservatives used, etc.),
- Cooler information and
These checklists may be modified as needed by a laboratory. A set list of questions may be seen in the attached video:
Written by Robert Benz (email@example.com), Sales & Marketing Director for Khemia Software (www.khemia.com).