Why are the AQUIOS CL reagents barcoded?

The AQUIOS reagents use a unique barcode identity for tracking reagent type, lot number, container number, expiration dates, and remaining reagent levels. The reagent consumption is monitored by the system as the samples are processed. Barcode tracking eliminates the need for manual QC or reagent logs and generates a full, easily reviewable audit trail. Should QC fail, operator is alerted via text message or email.