The Application of Formal Methods for the Redevelopment of a Laboratory Information Management System
The overall goal of a clinical laboratory is to analyse samples of blood and other bodily fluids received from a patient, and to return the correct results to the patient’s doctor within a suitable period. Automated analysers are used in most laboratories to analyse the various samples. Computer systems (LIMS1) are widely used in laboratories to control, support and monitor the work done in the laboratory, keeping pace with the increased analytical capability provided by these analysers. In particular, a LIMS is typically used to control and monitor (at least):
the working of the analysers, deciding what tests need to be done for each sample by each analyser,
the collating of requests and results, and
the printing of the results.
KeywordsSafety Analysis Safety Property Request Form Laboratory Information Management System Safety Critical System
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