There’s a standard Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) Interface built into every Triage Meter and it’s free to use. This standard interface, commonly known as an “ASTM Interface” provides automated uploads of Patient Test and QC results to Lab or other Systems that support this type of data exchange.
There is also an enhanced Interface in the Triage Meter that provides bi-directional instrument management capability from popular Data Management Systems. Those capabilities include but are not limited to, the ability to automatically upload and interface results, set the Meter’s clock, manage Operators and manage operational parameters.
Support for Interfacing – Getting Started
Most of the popular LIS vendors in the U.S. have an interface available for the Triage Meter. To find out if you can interface the Triage Meter directly to your systems, the simplest way is to contact your LIS vendor and ask if they can provide an interface for your Quidel Triage Meter(s). If so, they can provide the requirements and cost. If your Lab utilizes the Data Innovations Instrument Manager for Lab instrument connectivity, Triage is supported.
For point-of-care use, you may choose to utilize a Data Management System. These systems provide remote management and reporting capabilities for the Laboratory Manager or POC Coordinator. They also serve to consolidate many instrument connections to LIS via a single HL7 interface to the LIS. Leading vendor-neutral Data Management Systems support many different brands and types of instruments allowing standardization for LIS connectivity and device management. Those systems include:
- Quidel’s Triage Census® ATM (Triage Meter support only)
- Abbott’s RALS System
- Telcor’s QML
- Siemen’s POCcelerator
- Aegis POC
For information on these systems, please contact the system vendors.
For physician offices or customers that need to send data to an EHR system instead of an LIS system, interfacing instrument results can be challenging. Quidel recommends using the RelayMed system for Quidel instruments. Relaymed supports interface to a wide variety of instruments and connections to leading EHR systems at a very reasonable cost. Find more information here: relaymed.com