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Work study of a desk computer in the clinical laboratory
  1. J. G. Lines
  1. Biochemical Section, John Bonnett Clinical Laboratories, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge


    Calculating results from laboratory data is a time-consuming part of laboratory work, particularly in chemical pathology, and is a frequent source of mistakes. It is much less popular with technical staff than the basic laboratory work.

    The reasons for purchasing a desk computer, and its use to perform the calculations in a number of investigations and to convert AutoAnalyzer data into concentration units, are discussed.

    The introduction of a desk computer improved morale, speeded up the work, and reduced both fatigue and mistakes.

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