CentraLink Data Management System

///CentraLink Data Management System

CentraLink Data Management System


The CentraLink™ Data Management System is a proven data management solution that empowers labs to efficiently deliver timely, accurate results. It has been rated #1 in customer satisfaction in the U.S. by Information Dynamics’ Middleware MARKET MONITOR™ in two surveys (2013, 2011). With the CentraLink system, you can:


Product Description

The CentraLink™ Data Management System is a proven data management solution that empowers labs to efficiently deliver timely, accurate results. It has been rated #1 in customer satisfaction in the U.S. by Information Dynamics’ Middleware MARKET MONITOR™ in two surveys (2013, 2011).

Features and benefits

Maximize Quality and Efficiency across Your Automated Laboratory

Intelligently manage Aptio™ Automation and VersaCell®Advanced Robotic Solutions, guiding workflow from preanalytics to reflex testing, reruns, delta check, instrument flags, and quality control (QC).

Manage Workflow across Disciplines

Customize workflow to reduce the number of steps from accession to test results. Drive consistency with preset rules. Integrate preanalytical and postanalytical processes to optimize workflow across multiple disciplines of the core lab: clinical chemistry, immunology, hematology, and coagulation.

Track Workflow and Proactively Troubleshoot with Real-time Dashboard

Gain ready access to the information you need. View key indicators including sample status and critical tests. Visual cues highlight items requiring attention and the level of urgency.

Autoverification to Increase Efficiency and Reduce Errors

Utilize autoverification rules to define consistent review criteria and ensure quality results with minimal human intervention.

Integrated Quality Control

Monitor QC continuously. Information specific to reagent lot and analyzer is readily available. Redirect samples as needed to ensure uninterrupted workflow while reducing reagent use and saving time.

Optimize Hematology Workflow

The new Advanced Hematology Module offers ease of use, visibility of critical data with flexible DIFF pad, centralized hematology-specific review-and-edit screen, and one-click integration of CellaVision® images for paperless workflow.


Workstations Up to 15 concurrent user sessions
Instruments Up to 39 devices
Connections Multiple LIS connections
Up to three LAS connections
Capabilities Downloads work orders to Aptio™ Automation,
ADVIA® Automation, VersaCell® System, VersaCell® X3 Solution
Manages work-order query from instruments
Acts as a work-order buffer for automation systems
Uses multiple communication protocols
(ASTM, Spec 79, HL7, LMX)
Supported interfaces for Siemens instruments
Automation Aptio Automation, ADVIA Automation,
VersaCell System, VersaCell X3 Solution
Immunoassay ADVIA Centaur® XPT Immunoassay System1
ADVIA Centaur® XP Immunoassay System
ADVIA Centaur® CP Immunoassay System
IMMULITE® 1000 Immunoassay System
IMMULITE® 2000 Immunoassay System
IMMULITE® 2000 XPi Immunoassay System
Chemistry ADVIA® Chemistry XPT System3
ADVIA® 1800 Chemistry System
ADVIA® 2400 Chemistry System
CLINITEK Atlas® Automated Urine Chemistry Analyzer
CLINITEK Novus®™ Automated Urine Chemistry Analyzer2
Integrated systems Dimension Vista® 500 Intelligent Lab System
Dimension Vista® 1500 Intelligent Lab System
Dimension® RxL Max® Integrated Chemistry System
Dimension® Xpand® Plus Integrated Chemistry System
Dimension® EXL™ 200 Integrated Chemistry System
Dimension® EXL with LM Integrated Chemistry System
Hematology ADVIA® 120 Hematology System
ADVIA® 2120 Hematology System
ADVIA® 2120i Hematology System
ADVIA® 2120i Hematology System with Autoslide
CellaVision® DM96 Digital Cell Morphology System
CellaVision® DM1200 Digital Cell Morphology System
Molecular VERSANT® 440 Molecular System
Hemostasis BCS® XP System
Sysmex® CS2000i System3
Sysmex® CS2100i System3
Sysmex® CS-5100 System3



Validation Options


Review all; review none; review by exception

Review options Range (definable by age, sex, species, location, etc.)
Customizable review Delta checking (percentage and absolute basis)
QC violations
Instrument flags
Serum indices
Results entry and validation
Rerunning, omitting, or editing results
Manually entering differential results
Adding comments to results
Rerun with dilution criteria*
Display options Order of results
Customized hematology review
Color coding
Quality Control
Capabilities Comparison by method, instrument, species, or lot
Moving average monitoring
Moving average integrated into autoverification
Data display as results or Levey-Jennings plots
Westgard rules (1-2s, 1-3s, 10-x, 2-2s, 4-1s, R-4s)
Adds comments during review
Support for comparators (<,>)
Omit data from statistical calculations
Configurable interval for automatic QC exports
Real-time upload to Bio-Rad Unity™ solutions
QC lot auto-creation
Search by Sample ID
Physician name or ID
Patient name or ID
Instrument or instrument group, test, or sample status
Date and time
Lab-specific commonly used queries via user-defined buttons
User definable queries
Capabilities and features Set multiple standard and user-defined access levels
Define menu options for each access level
McAfee® Antivirus Enterprise Version 8.5i and higher
CentraLink System standard IT security configurations
Microsoft® security updates
Other Features
Operating system Microsoft® Windows® 2003 Server
Microsoft® Windows® 2008 Server
User interface Standard Windows navigation via drop-down menus and icons
Order entry Simplified order entry for LIS backup
Multilanguage support Configure language preferences for each connected workstation (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish)
Reporting Custom report formats for headers, footers, column headings, and test display order
Data storage Up to 30,000 samples and QC records per
interfaced instrument