The Biospecimen Inventory system (BSI) was created by IMS as a comprehensive tool to manage, track, and maintain specimen inventories. The system supports many aspects of specimen management: data entry, specimen requests, processing, reporting, container management, discrepancies, and scanning and printing barcode labels.
BSI is a tabbed interface, with various menu options available: user profile, quick specimen search, and help. Managers contain either a folder directory or a table listing of relevant items. Buttons are available on the right side of most managers for the actions you can perform there.
Since BSI encompasses so many tools, processes, and features, knowing where to start can be difficult. Following the lifecycle of a specimen highlights the core uses of BSI. Select a topic below to learn about its place in the BSI System.