Clinical Diagnostic Testing Facilities

Market Trends Driving Growth in High-Throughput Testing Platforms


2021 Lab Design Conference

Monday, September 20, 2021
2:40pm EDT

In-Person Event

Flad Principal Paul Hansen will lead a timely session at the upcoming Lab Design Conference exploring advances in automated equipment and emergent analytical platforms impacting clinical diagnostic testing facilities.

In this session, he will discuss how planning facilities to accommodate new instrumentation requires an understanding of both spatial and environmental needs to optimize current and future flows and efficiencies, and to keep pace with the demands of evolving healthcare systems design and operations. Highly functional and efficient clinical diagnostic testing facilities combine the high-throughput capabilities of automation equipment with lower volume assays and manual testing that efficiently and effectively blend human and automated processes.

Paul will also discuss a variety of programmatic and facility considerations in the design of these facilities, including:

  • Consolidated space program, efficiencies, and lean considerations
  • Automated equipment arrays
  • Next-generation sequencing
  • Incorporating flexibility and agility for future needs
  • Laboratory safety protocols and protections
  • Mapping facility flows
  • Engineering systems and controls