UPMC Western Maryland was the first in Maryland to have chemistry automation and became the showcase for other facilities. In our new lab, we currently have the latest generation chemistry automation. We have implemented hematology automation to accommodate our most commonly ordered test, the CBC. UPMC Western Maryland will also be automating Blood Bank. This level of state-of-the-art equipment and technology is normally only seen in much larger laboratories. The automation eliminates many manual steps that the laboratory technologist would have previously performed. Our technicians have been certified as automation specialist.
Our automated system is fully computerized. The analyzed results of each test are automatically interfaced to the hospital’s Information Center, which quickly transmits results to your physician. Barcode technology ensures your safety and quality results throughout the entire process by running your correct test. Our core lab automation provides 85% of the data utilized by our physicians for diagnosis and treatment.
Most importantly, the greatest benefit of our sophisticated robotic systems is derived in your care. Results are able to get to our physicians quickly, which translates to better safety and quality care.