More information on TrackIT
laboratories deal with thousands of samples each day and will often
store these samples for later reference or cascade testing. Locating an
individual sample can be time consuming sometimes it may be considered
easier to obtain a fresh sample. However this far from the ideal
solution. Barcode technology for numbering specimens has been widely
adopted and TrackIT
makes use of these barcodes to record where samples have been stored.
How TrackIT works
We provide special bar code labels to identify your racks. When this is barcode is scanned the rack is made active and the next available row and column for storage are displayed. Any samples that are subsequently scanned will be allocated to the next available position in that rack until the rack is full or another rack is scanned.
Affixing a barcode to your rack allocates it a TrackIT rack number. You may then enter information about the rack such as rack dimensions.
Scanning a rackís barcode make it the active rack. The next available position is displayed. Scanning the specimenís barcode records the specimen as being stored in that position.
At the find screen enter the specimen number of that sample that you want to locate. The rack and position will be displayed. To remove that sample click on the remove button.
TrackIT maintains and audit trail of sample movements. When a sample is stored the time and date and position are recorded. When a sample is removed the user is prompted to enter an ID. The user ID, position and time and date of removal are stored.
Bar code scanners
There are numerous types and styles of barcode scanner available. Some link to your computer via a keyboard wedge and some via the serial RS232 port. TrackIT will work with most types of scanner.