Self Family Foundation Supports Lab Modernization Efforts

05.28.21

The GGC Foundation has received funding from The Self Family Foundation, as well as from private donors, to support an upgrade to a new Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to improve modernization efforts for GGC’s diagnostic laboratory and research divisions.

LIMS is a powerful new software technology used to manage diagnostic workflow from the time a test is ordered until a final clinical report is delivered. Updating GGC’s LIMS will add precision, speed, capacity, and efficiencies to the Center’s diagnostic and research programs.

The Self Family Foundation provided $250,000 to the GGC Foundation for the new LIMS with an additional $200,000 contributed from private donors.

“We are grateful for this investment from The Self Family Foundation and many steadfast individual donors that will allow GGC to keep pace with the explosion of genetic testing and ensure that all patients receive accurate and timely results when they need them most,” said GGC Director, Steve Skinner, MD. “This powerful LIMS will improve the turnaround time and accuracy of the genetic testing our patients depend on.”

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