New portal to streamline Faecal Immunochemical Testing

The Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) has revolutionised the colorectal cancer referral pathway with its quick and user-friendly nature, making it an easily integrated test for efficient patient triaging.

However, the valuable benefits of FIT have brought forth logistical challenges, primarily concerning sample collection kit distribution to healthcare providers and patients. The increasing demand for this essential test is rapidly outpacing the current capacity.

To tackle these challenges head-on, Alpha Laboratories has collaborated with laboratories to introduce the Alpha Portal (TAP), marking the next phase of FIT evolution. TAP is a cutting-edge solution designed to streamline and manage the logistics associated with the Faecal Immunochemical Test, providing a scalable and efficient system to meet the surging demand. Already proving its effectiveness, Southmead Hospital in Bristol has experienced significant improvements in their FIT service following the implementation of TAP.

Key features of the Alpha Portal include:

  • FIT-KIT Stock Management: Offering a snapshot of FIT-KIT stock levels, lot and expiry dates, and real-time tracking to ensure a continuous and seamless supply.
  • Print-Ready Documents: Providing healthcare providers with easily accessible and print-ready documents detailing kit components and product descriptions.
  • Traceable Ordering System: Implementing a sophisticated ordering system to deliver FIT-KITs to any location in the UK, ensuring prompt and reliable distribution.
  • Order Reports: Generating comprehensive order reports that highlight demand at each site and ordering frequency, allowing for better inventory management.

The Alpha Portal has been met with enthusiasm and praise from various healthcare facilities across the UK, significantly reducing unnecessary workload and enhancing the scalability of the FIT service. As Alpha Laboratories remains committed to delivering top-notch solutions, they have exciting plans for upcoming offerings in the near future.

In conclusion, the Alpha Portal (TAP) is a game-changing tool for managing the logistical challenges associated with the Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT). It provides an efficient and reliable means of tracking, ordering, and distributing FIT-KIT components, enabling healthcare providers to meet the soaring demand for this crucial test. By adopting TAP, healthcare facilities can optimise their FIT services and focus on providing timely and effective care to patients.

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