Two Fold Software improves data entry options for Qualoupe LIMS
7 Feb 2011
Laboratory systems developer, Two Fold Software Limited, is
releasing new software that enables the company’s Qualoupe LIMS user
interface to display results parameters with more clarity and
Qualoupe has been designed to provide laboratory information
management system (LIMS) users with greater flexibility when
entering test sample results.
Results entry in most commercial LIMS is designed to allow input
of basic types of results such as numeric value, calculated value
and text but does not take into account other types of data that
could be recorded as valid results.
Qualoupe enables the following types of results parameters to be
used to record test sample data: numeric, free text, calculated
value, date, colour, time, upload file, date and time, pick list.
“Many laboratories need to record data that relates to quality
procedures for the processing of certain sample types or describes
how analyses should be performed,” explained Paul Bateman, Two Fold
Software’s Business Development Manager. “In many cases this
information is not recorded at all or is only recorded in the sample
header data which is not really the appropriate place when the data
relates to results.
“Being able to use a greater variety of types of results
parameters will enable LIMS users to define the type of data that
they need to be recorded. In many regulated environments, where
procedures have to be followed when performing an analysis, the work
flow demanded by the standard operating procedure can be duplicated
by using the results entry screen.
“In many cases, if the documentation has not been received then
no further analysis can be performed until the lack of documentation
has been rectified. Other laboratories may work with paper forms
which they use to record the procedural checks and the actual
results. Qualoupe’s interface flexibility enables these forms to be
easily replicated in a convenient and versatile media form. For
those wishing to maintain a familiar look and feel to their results
reporting, Qualoupe allows final reports to be easily produced to
look like the original forms, if required”.