When you think of a LIMS, you may think about testing and data, but what about the instruments used to complete the testing? Any lab that deals with auditing, such as ISO 17025 or Nadcap, knows the importance of tracking instruments. They need to identify what instrument was used for each test and the active calibration at the time of testing.
Good news! Some LIMS solutions, such as Wavefront LIMS, have created an Instrument Calibration module that integrates with testing. This makes maintaining calibrations, as well as the documentation of the active calibrations during testing, a breeze. Even better, everything is in one system!
Every LIMS provider, that offers such a feature, is going to have their own take on how to address it. Below shows information specific to the LIMS offered by Wavefront Software to provide an example of one method. It is important to compare your laboratory’s needs against what the LIMS provider offers for each module.