Specimen Logistics: The Rx for a Better Dx
Using best practices in specimen preparation, packaging, and shipping can improve efficiency for diagnostic laboratories.
The US healthcare market is valued at $2.8 trillion, with diagnostic testing directing 70% of all spend (1, 2). To put that into perspective, 13% of US gross domestic product (GDP), or 13 cents of every dollar, is guided by what occurs at the tip of a needle, urine cup, or specimen vial. Factor in the activity in clinical trials in the US and abroad and diagnostic laboratories are at an inflection point.