Definition : Monitors designed to continuously measure and display one or several parameters such as gas concentration and temperature within an enclosure (e.g., hood) or equipment (e.g., incubator, warmer, bath) of a clinical laboratory. Laboratory monitors may be externally attached to or placed near the device or process that they are monitoring or located in a remote place of the laboratory using telemetric sensors. Some laboratory monitors include alarms. Laboratory monitors may work in connection with a central station that receives, consolidates, and displays the information from several pieces of laboratory equipment (i.e., laboratory monitors may be a component of a laboratory monitoring system).
UMDC code : 20357