In the last decades, the introduction of automation in laboratory medicine has played a major role in the search for efficiency and viability promoted by enterprises from this sector. Additionally, it has been expanded to all phases and processes within clinical laboratories: pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical. Automation program implementation must take into account the company's strategic planning and business approach. Different automated processes cater for different business platforms, which are defined by test mix, workflow volume, required strategic characteristics, investment capacity, among others. This article aims at briefly reviewing the automation processes available in laboratory medicine.
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