Lab Improvements is the manufacturer of CapTrack, a portable, benchtop-sized device that manages refrigerated inventory and recaps specimen tubes for medical laboratories. Our patent pending technology uses a combination of robotics, process control, and software to save time and money, increase the quality of laboratory results and reduce risk. Traditional large-scale automation systems used by high volume laboratories are not practical for smaller facilities, such as those found in hospitals. As a result, highly trained professionals are forced to process samples manually instead of being able to focus on the higher yield activities they were trained for. This reduces efficiency while also significantly increasing the risk of sample contamination, repetitive strain injury, and could potentially expose staff to bloodborne pathogens.
By automating the recapping of tubes, your lab can increase productivity while also significantly decreasing the risk of sample contamination, and staff exposure to bloodborne pathogens and repetitive strain injury.
The CapTrack allows for the quick retrieval of samples from refrigerated storage, users simply enter the specimen ID into the 7” touch screen located on the device to quickly find the date and time the sample was processed, the rack number it was assigned to as well as the tube height and cap color.
The Cleanout function generates a daily report that tells your staff which storage racks only contain samples older than a set number of days or hours. This allows your lab to maximize cold storage by returning racks to service when the specimens are no longer usable while also insuring valid specimens are not disposed of prematurely.
The CapTrack provides a service that labs can not easily go without which is why Lab Improvements offers a limited lifetime warranty and breakdown replacement program in the event of emergency service or repair. Should your machine need to be returned for service, a loaner machine will be drop shipped directly to your lab. The settings and database information from your previous unit can be seamlessly transferred over and operation resumed so there is little to no impact on workflow or specimen management.
Reduction in labour costs
Minute sample retreival
The CapTrack CT1 automates the recapping of specimen tubes while also scanning the samples and entering them into a managed database. This allows staff to quickly retrieve samples and also the optimize cold storage utilization. The CT1 tracks the time of processing, tube size, cap colour and rack which allow staff to quickly locate the tube in the event of an add-on or retest.
The CT2 is a variant of the CapTrack that automates tube capping and manages a specimen database. After automated recapping, samples are placed into racks using a coordinate system with the location stored by the CapTrack allowing for quick and easy sample retrieval.
The CapRing will automatically cap any tubes that are loaded into the ring allowing your staff to focus on higher yield activities in the lab and reduce exposure to bloodborne pathogens.