Prelude EDC + IDEXX Labs – A Powerful Partnership
By Editorial Team on December 10, 2020
Prelude Dynamics’ platform is the only EDC that provides an electronic interface with IDEXX labs – making Prelude EDC the preferred EDC in animal health. This interface greatly reduces the errors inherent in manual reporting, which saves clinicians and pet owners time and saves sponsors/CROs money.
IDEXX recently upgraded their Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to include some backend improvements as well as a new customer-facing feature that will clarify some aspects of reporting. Prelude and IDEXX developed and conducted a formal validation on this improved interface in a collaborative fashion – ensuring future smooth operations.
Previously, IDEXX provided the following flags with each reported lab result:
- Normal – the result was within normal ranges
- High – the result was higher than normal
- Low – the result was lower than normal
- None (blank) – an observation for which there is no normal range
An additional flag of “Not Applicable” has been added and is now used for results of “Do Not Report” (DNR) or “Quantity Not Sufficient”, which were previously not flagged. This new flag will serve to alert clinicians when samples should be re-taken (or other appropriate action) and lessen the chance they will overlook these findings and assume they are normal.
Prelude Dynamics and IDEXX continue to be committed to improving the efficiency and accuracy of clinical data and streamlining clinical research.