Designing a clinical lab requires a flexible, open layout that allows the lab to grow and adapt to the rapidly changing trends and the increased importance of laboratory testing in the healthcare industry. Such labs play an integral role in the diagnostic and clinical decision-making process as the complexity and volume of lab tests increases. One of the most important functions of a clinical lab is processing specimens accurately, quickly, and safely. At Lab Furniture and Fume Hoods, we design open and flexible clinical labs that optimize the efficiency and flow of both staff and specimens while facilitating a safe, collaborative, and healthy work environment.
We understand that an open layout with modular furniture and movable casework is imperative to successfully and effectively designing a clinical lab. This flexibility allows the lab to be adaptable and scalable to the ever‑changing developments in science, medicine, technology, and instrumentation. Also, the lab must accommodate lean methodologies to continuously enhance time-sensitive specimen processing and support increases in test volumes. Whether you are designing a new lab or remodeling an existing one, Lab Furniture and Fume Hoods can help you design and furnish a flexible, safe, smart, and sustainable lab that meets your needs today and into the future.
The following are some of our basic objectives for clinical lab design:
- Support lean processes such as continuous specimen flow
- Flexible design that supports current and future needs and technologies
- Provide sufficient circulation space to optimize accessibility and safety
- Prevent contamination of specimens
- Modular or flexible casework and furnishing to allow labs to scale up or down
- Protect the safety and health of scientists, doctors, clinicians, and staff
- A layout that enhances collaboration and interaction
- Encourage safe practices and a healthy work environment
Key Considerations for Clinical Lab Design
A clinical lab must efficiently and effectively streamline specimen processing while maintaining the flexibility to expand and accommodate workflow and functionality changes over time.
The following are the key considerations for clinical lab design:
- Flexible and agile design that supports changes in science, medicine, processes, and technology
- Integrate safe protocols and lab systems for clinical testing and research that provide a high-level of safety and security for lab personnel
- Optimize quality specimen processing to handle the increase in complexity and volume of lab testing
Why Lab Furniture and Fume Hoods?
Lab Furniture and Fume Hoods is your comprehensive resource for all things related to laboratory design and furnishings. Lab Furniture and Fume Hoods is your comprehensive resource for all things related to laboratory design and furnishings. Our design carefully considers your unique lab requirement to meet your current and future needs.
We provide a unique customer experience we call “The Power of One.” You will have a single point of contact for your project from start to finish, including planning, drawings, budgets, recommending and procuring furnishing and equipment, and much more. Our approach is to keep it simple, efficient, accurate, and easy for you to ensure continuity and nothing is missed. You will have the lab you need on time and on budget.
The combination of our expertise, unique approach to project management, and wide range of high-quality lab products and equipment makes us your single source for designing and furnishing your new, refitted, or remodeled lab.
Recommended Lab Components for a Clinical Lab
At Lab Furniture and Fume Hoods, we have an extensive line of high-quality lab furniture and equipment ideal for a clinical lab. When designing your lab, we will recommend the lab furniture and equipment that is right for your lab to meet both current and future needs. Also, our products are protected by an industry best five-year warranty.
Solution Series Flexible Lab Furniture
Free-standing, durable lab furniture that allows you to restructure and reorganize your space at any time.
Epoxy Resin Countertops
Attractive and reasonably priced. Optimum physical, fire, and chemical resistance required for heavy-duty usage.
Combination of eyewash and shower safety station (includes a stainless-steel bowl).
Wood Lab Casework
Durable and provides limitless design options.
The Eliminator 900 SERIES: Demonstration Hood
Educational viewing fume hood that provides superior ventilation to protect students and faculty.