Clinical Lab Environments & Objectives

The Clinical laboratory environment has drastically changed over the past years. Innovation, Automation, IT Connectivity and logistics, has resulted in, the emergence of bigger and bigger Laboratories and laboratory chains focused on operational efficiency. Driven by a constant competition, these labs look to optimize their resources and for cost effective solutions.

In the countries where the Clinical laboratories hasn’t been impacted by this phenomenon, innovation in analysis technology and data management is also the predominant driver for improving patient care and their necessary market development.

At the same time, reference Hospital and University laboratories are subjected to medical advances and cost constraints that require innovative technical and management solutions to provide a patient care of high quality.

Common to all the key players of the health network is the relentless pursuit of cost reduction.


On the market, one can find plenty of innovative Technical and IT solutions to enable cost reduction and laboratory performance improvement. The challenge here is not the quantity and the quality of the solutions but:

  • How do I make sure this solution is the best-fit solution for my lab?
  • How will I manage this change?
  • How to ensure that this solution won’t be one more layer that will increase the complexity in the operation management?


These critical questions, that are really challenging to answer, are for the lab Managers.
Sebia Lean Service, combined with Sebia product solutions and Scientific expertise, provides the process excellence and operational efficiency support to lab managers for answering these questions.

Workflow efficiency & lean management

The primary missions of laboratories is to provide high quality, reliable and timely clinical diagnosis results to health professionals and patients while staying within budget. This amounts to simply trying to reach efficiency, which is what Lean management solutions do: aim for Quality with just the necessary resources.

The main Lean principle is to concentrate the resources around the core mission of the lab while targeting and eliminating all unnecessary tasks. This results in performance improvement.

Lean Service Presentation

Sebia Lean service is designed to enhance the laboratory performance with customized product and management solutions. It is composed of a modular and scalable service offer.

Sebia Lean Service Package

Lean Assessment

Key benefits:

  • Measure the overall laboratory performance
  • Perform a waste analysis
  • Identify Improvement opportunities
Solution dimensioning

Key benefits:

  • Ensure human, material and infrastructure lab resource optimization
  • Provide appropriate product and management solutions
  • Apply complex problem-solving methodology
Solution integration

Key benefits:

  • Ensure a solution integration consistent with pre- and post-analytical processes
  • Take into account operator capacity and capability
  • Provide key elements of Change Management
Impact analysis

Key benefits:

  • Quantify the expected benefits
  • Demonstrate efficiency providing data
  • Set performance objectives
Lean Conversion

Key benefits:

  • Develop a Lean culture by showing the lean management impact.
  • Support people development
  • Achieve operational excellence



  • Training sessions
  • Workshop facilitation, Kaizen, Problem solving
  • Standard Lean package deliverables


Audit plan:

  • Scope: Logistics, pre to post analytical processes, QA, Product and IT solutions
  • Requirements: From few hours for a training up to 3 days for a workshop for 1 to 3 Subject matter experts.



Round of discussions / presentations to set up the goals and strategy before execution.

Featured resources on Sebia Lean Service

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To see or not A1c? HbA1c utilization in light of recent lab guidelines

Jul. 12, 2024

Educational Webinar with Dr. Matthew C. Wagner

Improving the diagnosis of AATD with aid of Serum Protein Electrophoresis

Aug. 23, 2023

Educational Webinar with Dr. Ilaria Ferrarotti

Challenges in Implementing Capillary Electrophoresis for Immunotyping

Mar. 29, 2023

Educational Webinar with Dr. Jack Maggiore from Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, IL

Hemoglobinopathy Investigation – The Case for Capillary Electrophoresis

Mar. 07, 2023

Educational Webinar with Jason EYRE

The importance of SPE and A1AT phenotyping for a better AATD patient management

Feb. 23, 2023

Educational Webinar Pr Simone Scarlata

Clinical and Operational Aspects of Measuring Hemoglobin A1c by Capillary Electrophoresis

Oct. 18, 2022

Educational Webinar with David G. Grenache, PhD, D(ABCC)
Chief Scientific Officer, TriCore Reference Laboratories

Impact of monoclonal antibody therapies on electrophoresis interpretation in myeloma patients

Aug. 04, 2022

Educational Webinar with Dr. Rachel WHEELER

Recommendations for the laboratory diagnosis of von Willebrand disease

Jun. 29, 2022

Educational Webinar with Juliana A. Silva

Early detection of Multiple Myeloma: The importance of serum protein electrophoresis

Mar. 31, 2022

Educational Webinar with Dr. Julien GUILLEMAUD

Performance of HbA1c Assays in relation to clinical requirements for its use in diabetes

Oct. 15, 2021

Educational Webinar with Dr. Cas WEYKAMP

AL Amyloidosis: Role of clinical lab in diagnosis and management

Sep. 24, 2021

Educational Webinar with Prof. Giovanni PALLADINI, PhD

Performance of Immunotyping vs. Immunofixation for the Detection of Monoclonal Gammopathies

Sep. 22, 2021

Educational Webinar with Katie Thoren, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Hemoglobinopathy Testing: What are the Key Points a Lab Should Consider?

Sep. 08, 2021

Educational Webinar Dr. Cornelia L. Harteveld from Leiden University Medical Center

Multiple Myeloma clinical cases for diagnosis and monitoring according to latest IMWG recommendations

Aug. 11, 2021

Educational Webinar with Prof. Alessandro Gozzetti, MD, PhD

The contribution of multimer analysis in the diagnosis of von Willebrand disease

Jun. 21, 2021

Educational Webinar with Dr. Annette BOWYER, Lead Biomedical Scientist

The importance of CDT-IFCC, marker of chronic alcohol excessive consumption

Jun. 10, 2021

Educational Webinar with M. Jean Deenmamode, IFCC Working Group Chair

From stand-alone to fully integrated Sebia solutions

May. 05, 2021

Improve your lab performance by optimizing your Sebia solutions.

TAT reduction with solution integration

May. 05, 2021

Understand your needs and constraints to provide you with the most suitable and integrated solution.