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Journal of Automatic Chemistry
Volume 13, Issue 2, Pages 57-58

Sample preparation and processing

Division of Clinical Chemistry, Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science, Box 14, Rundle Mall Post Office, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia

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Errors made during the sample preparative process contribute significantly to the total analytical error of immunoassays. Reduction in the magnitude of these errors have been made by improvements in the manualfluid handling systems and mechanization of the individual steps in the process. The mechanization has been stimulated by developments in both computing hardware and software. A laboratory's workflow and workload will indicate the degree of mechanization required.