The page below is a sample from the LabCE course Automation and Technology in the Histology Laboratory. Access the complete course and earn ASCLS P.A.C.E.-approved continuing education credits by subscribing online.

Learn more about Automation and Technology in the Histology Laboratory (online CE course) »
How to Subscribe
Histology CE Package$65 Add to cart
Individual course$20 Add to cart

Deciding to Automate

Overall, the functionality gained from automation is heavily dependent on the development and organization of the automated technology and how well this meshes with laboratory operation and service delivery. When considering automation of laboratory processes, a few important questions should be asked:

  1. What changes will occur in delivery that will affect how laboratory results are delivered?
  2. How can automation improve laboratory services?
  3. How could automation increase efficiency by reducing overhead costs?