Specifications include, but are not limited to: The IDPH, Division of Laboratories, is seeking solicitations for a comprehensive laboratory information management system (LIMS) to manage approximately 370,000 annual clinical specimens for 48 different clinical assays and 40,000
environmental specimens for 13 environmental assays. The LIMS should be a web–based laboratory information
management system with features that support modern laboratory operations. Key features should include, but are not
limited to: capability for submission of patient demographic and testing ordering, workflow and data tracking support, flexible architecture, laboratory supply inventory management and data exchange interfaces, which fully support its use in regulated environments. The features and uses of the LIMS should have functions starting from simple sample tracking to an enterprise resource planning tool that manages multiple aspects of laboratory informatics. The LIMS
functionality should not only include sample management but also include, assay data management, data mining, data
analysis, and electronic data transfer for exporting and importing of laboratory data. The LIMS system must have the capability to transfer laboratory testing results to the current state health department’s disease surveillance systems.