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TAL equipment

 The TAL uses advanced, highly automated equipment to process patient samples in an efficient, high-throughput, ethical and fully regulated manner. To meet regulatory standards, all the equipment is exclusively used for designated assays within the TAL. All equipment is operated according to highly detailed Standard Operating Procedures by highly-trained, dedicated TAL staff. Aiming to reduce manual handling and processing of samples, the TAL has invested in the extensive use of automation, which promotes harmonization and standardization of processes, reduces error rates, increases capacity, and decreases Turnaround Times (TAT). All processes are integrated within a Laboratory Information Management System, eliminating the need for manual data entry while maintaining data quality and integrity. 

Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

The Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) used at the TAL effectively manages the flow of samples, different assays, laboratory workflows, instruments and associated data to improve laboratory productivity. All of the laboratory’s processes are integrated within the LIMS to allow for sample and barcode tracking throughout the various workflows by linking sample data, results and storage, providing a full audit trail for each sample.

The LIMS software helps the laboratory staff by automating repetitive laboratory administration tasks and increases reliability by reducing the risk of errors occurring due to manual data input. It also ensures that all work meets regulatory requirements, sample traceability, and current best practices.


The TAL is committed to always providing a high-quality service that ensures the accuracy and reliability of all test results. The laboratory has a dedicated Quality Management System that covers all aspects of the laboratory operations. We are focused on fulfilling expectations and meeting regulatory requirements to standards set by the Human Tissue Authority (HTA), UKAS ISO 17025:2017, Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP), and GDPR.

To continuously improve, assess, and monitor our process performance, the laboratory uses Internal Quality Assurance indicators and regularly participates in External Quality Assurance schemes such as UK NEQAS.