Traceability Element is a software solution which tracks products and materials that come into contact with gametes or embryos. Traceability Element has been designed to optimise quality processes and help clinics to comply with regulatory legislation.
Traceability Element can help a clinic keep a complete record of consumables used in the laboratory, which is often a requirement of regulatory authorities. The system is tailored to laboratory protocols, detailing which products are used for specific processes or cycle types. The clinic may also reclassify batch items, for example, a clinic may receive 10 bags of Petri dishes with the same manufacturer batch code but it may decide to treat each bag as a separate batch.
As consumables are received by the clinic, their details such as the relevant batch numbers and expiration dates are entered into the Traceability Element. This can be done by scanning a barcode or manually inputting the details. Once registered, the user simply tells the system when the lab starts using that batch and when changing to a new batch.
Traceability Element records can be sorted or filtered in various ways to cross-reference patient cycles and batches of material. The quick and easy sorting of the data provides a means of identifying batches that have had a positive or negative effect on results. All records can also be exported to any spreadsheet software for further analysis and archiving. The Traceability Element from RI is fully integrated with the patient database and RI Elements™ suite of products.