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Revolutionising FIT Logistics for Colorectal Cancer Screening

Aug 01 2023

Introducing The Alpha Portal (TAP) by Alpha Laboratories

The Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) has transformed colorectal cancer referral pathways with its rapid and user-friendly nature, enabling efficient patient triaging. Nevertheless, the significant advantages of FIT have presented logistical hurdles, particularly regarding the distribution of sample collection kits to healthcare providers and patients. The increasing demand for this vital test is quickly surpassing the existing capacity.

In a proactive approach to address these challenges, Alpha Laboratories has partnered with FIT users to introduce the Alpha Portal (TAP), marking a new milestone in the evolution of FIT. TAP represents a state-of-the-art solution aimed at simplifying and optimising the logistics related to the Faecal Immunochemical Test, offering a scalable and efficient system to accommodate the increasing demand.  Southmead Hospital in Bristol, having already implemented TAP, has witnessed remarkable enhancements in its FIT service, validating the effectiveness of this innovative solution. 

The Alpha Portal offers essential features to enhance the management of FIT processes. It includes FIT-KIT Stock Management, which provides real-time tracking of FIT-KIT stock levels, lot and expiry dates, ensuring a continuous and seamless supply. Additionally, the portal offers Print-Ready Documents, allowing healthcare providers easy access to detailed kit components and product descriptions.

Furthermore, the Alpha Portal implements a Traceable Ordering System, ensuring prompt and reliable distribution of FIT-KITs to any location in the UK. It also generates comprehensive Order Reports, providing insights into demand at each site and ordering frequency for better inventory management.

The Alpha Portal has been met with widespread enthusiasm and praise from numerous healthcare facilities across the UK. Its implementation significantly reduced unnecessary workload and improved the scalability of the FIT service. As Alpha Laboratories continues its commitment to delivering cutting-edge solutions, there are exciting plans in the pipeline for additional offerings from TAP in the near future.

In conclusion, the Alpha Portal (TAP) represents a revolutionary solution for tackling the logistical challenges linked to the Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT). With its streamlined tracking, ordering, and distribution of FIT-KIT components, TAP offers an efficient and dependable means to meet the increasing demand for this vital test. Implementing TAP empowers healthcare providers to optimise their FIT services, allowing them to focus on delivering timely and effective care to patients.

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