This three-day course teaches you how to operate the LabVantage software using the LIMS site map. From logging a sample to managing a request and all process points in between, you will gain experience in using LabVantage to record and maintain your laboratory’s vital data. As an end-user you will learn how to take advantage of the rich feature sets built into the solution allowing you to focus more on the science and less on the software. As an administrator, before you begin configuring or re-configuring your LabVantage application, you may want to understand how your end-users are going to interact with the software and the terminology used within. Working examples are provided during hands-on instruction.
Prerequisites and Target Audience
This is an introductory level course with no knowledge of LabVantage software required. Students should have a basic working knowledge of computer technology to include operation of a web browser. This course is intended for those who will need to understand the process flow of data through the application including but not limited to samples being logged, test results being entered, data being reviewed, and reports being issued. All end users of all market spaces including manufacturing QC, research, bio-medical, and environmental monitoring will need to know the concepts of this course.
01 Overview: What is LabVantage? How does it work? Connecting to the application. Universal interface features. Understanding security. Navigation techniques. Using the help system.
02 Site Maps: What features are available to different user types? Where do I go to access these features? Who will be responsible for different types of administration? Using charts and graphs to prioritize work.
03 Master Data: How does LabVantage promote consistent record-keeping? What terminology does LabVantage use to represent different types of laboratory data? Understanding how the software promotes efficiency and precision through data harmonization.
04 Sample Life Cycle: How does LabVantage treat data as it flows from one process phase to the next? What is the status of a sample telling me? When does the data get locked to prevent further unauthorized changes? Utilizing various pages to record sample information, receive samples, enter test results, review for accuracy and approve data before releasing and disposing.
05 Queries and Searches: I know the data is in there, how to I retrieve it? Take advantage of the search bar, categories, folders, ad-hoc search, dashboards and system search to give you a picture of what is happening with your data.
06 Reporting: Just as important as putting data in, is getting data out. Learn how LabVantage incorporates various reports to show you your key performance indicators.
07 Batches: How do testing tasks get grouped and assigned to analysts? When manufacturing a finished product, how is the data structured to support genealogy? Learn how samples are grouped, tests are grouped and manufacturing stages are grouped to facilitate multiple business and laboratory practices.
08 Request Management: In what ways can I group samples together to keep track of them? Now that a group of samples is completed, what should happen next?
09 Physical Storage: Incoming samples can be stored in many different places. Banks of shelves, refrigerators, freezers, and incubators house many different samples. Assigning a location makes finding them a snap!
10 Instruments and Analysts: Keeping track of who performed a test using which instrument is important when it comes to audits, investigations, and reporting. Gain experience in recording instrument calibrations and analyst training.
11 Workflows: Utilize flowcharts to guide you through the execution of a process from beginning to end. Learn how to indentify tasks that need to be executed and the steps required to complete those tasks.
12 Stability: Executing work orders, pulling samples from inventory and keeping track of stability study progress.
13 Reagents and Standards: An important part of any laboratory test is keeping track of those substances that factor into the results obtained. This could include solutions that are purchased or mixed using raw materials. Managing inventory of stockroom supplies is also included.
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LabVantage Solutions, Inc.
265 Davidson Avenue #220
LabVantage Solutions Educational Services
LABVANTAGE, the most configurable, web-based LIMS in the market, is trusted by industry leaders worldwide. We help customers run their labs more efficiently and with fewer errors by automating tasks and integrating with instruments and systems. Our vast experience allows us to minimize risk of project delays or failures. Our system can adapt to changing business needs after initial implementation. For more information, please visit www.labvantage.com