The Future of Clinical Laboratory Courier Services: Technical and Economic Solutions for the Medical Courier Business

| March 7, 2012

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cover-dark-daily-white-paper-courier-servicesIf you consider a million physicians sending patient samples to a quarter million laboratories, and larger hospitals and health systems having multiple laboratories, clinics, and hospitals, as well as from patient service centers (PSCs) to laboratories, it’s easy to understand just how vital the medical courier system is to the healthcare system in general and the clinical laboratory industry specifically.

If you envision the travel of patient specimens as a very complicated web of time and condition-dependent medical samples in constant motion, then the challenges, both technical and economic, become obvious.  Here are some common questions…

How do you track samples?  How are samples handled?  How do you keep costs down?  How do you operate an efficient courier system if, on any given day, you don’t know the number and types of samples that will be transported?

The Dark Report is happy to offer our readers a chance to download our recently published FREE White Paper “The Future of Clinical Laboratory Courier Services: Technical and Economic Solutions for the Medical Courier Business” at absolutely no charge. This report will address these issues above, provide solutions, and include case studies that show how it is currently being handled.


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Among other topics, this FREE White Paper specifically addresses:

  1. The economics and fees of a medical lab courier service
  2. Case study, Yale Pathology Labs
  3. Courier transparency and visibility… and much more

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Table of Contents

Introduction — Page 3

  • How do you track samples?
  • How are samples handled?
  • How do you keep costs down?
  • How do you operate an efficient courier system?

Chapter 1: Medical Laboratory Courier Logistics — Page 4

  • Physician Ordering
  • Sample Collection & Labeling
  • Sample Delivery
  • Sample Processing
  • Reporting

Chapter 2: Laboratory Specimen Handling and Tracking — Page 7

  • Medical Security
    • HIPAA
    • CAP
    • OSHA
    • TSA
  • Chain of Custody
  • In Transit Tracking

Chapter 3: The Economics of Medical Laboratory Courier Services — Page 11

  • Flat Fee
  • Charge Per Mile
  • Charge per Pickup

Chapter 4: Courier Visibility/Transparency — Page 13

  • Training
  • Uniforms
  • Route Analysis
  • Volume Analysis
  • Logistic Experts

Chapter 5: Case Studies — Page 18

  • Yale Pathology Labs (Yale University)
  • LMC Pathology Services (Las Vegas, NV)

Conclusion — Page 24


A-1 About Walter J. Humphrey and Susan M. Uihleiny — Page 26

A-2 About Medifleet — Page 27

A-3 About DARK Daily — Page 28

A-4 About The Dark Intelligence Group, Inc., and THE DARK REPORT — Page 29

A-5 About the Executive War College on Laboratory and Pathology Management — Page 30

A-6 About Mark Terry — Page 32

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