EMPath enables screening service with NPEx

Leicester Royal Infirmary and Nottingham City Hospital are the first subscribers across the network of NPEx users to set up, and successfully run, Down’s Screening testing.

The messages travelling through NPEx are substantially complex as they will be sent between a Winpath (Clinisys) FTP LIMS and a CSC iLab HL7 LIMS, two completely different LIMS systems and interfaces.

The mechanisms needed for this type of messaging to be successful has been described as ‘exceptionally complicated’, and it has taken a large amount of input from a number of individuals to ensure that the testing service is effective. LRI and the City hospital are the first to run the service successfully.