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The Right Tools to Manage the Process

Out of sight, out of mind. Or so some managers believe. The truth is that outsourcing requires oversight. You still need to manage incoming samples and ensure chain of custody and adequate funding.

If you outsource or are considering it, here are key questions you need to ask:

  1. How does your lab manage incoming samples?
  2. Does your lab have a robust tool to efficiently manage all the biographical data?
  3. Can you efficiently track the funding sources for outsourced samples today?
  4. Do you have adequate NIJ funding to cover outsourcing? For how long?
  5. Is your lab ready for phasing-in sample processing internally?

STACS-DB Enterprise™ has a fully-featured Outsourcing and Sample Reception module that meets all the requirements of outsourcing labs today. In addition, it provides all the processing capacity out-of-the-box to help you transition to processing samples internally.

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