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The present invention relates to an interactive medical laboratory specimen testing apparatus system wherein a diagnostic apparatus is used in performing a diagnostic routine on a specimen. The apparatus has a single user activated switch for causing automatic dialing of a source of assistance remote from the diagnostic apparatus through a predetermined telephone number when the switch is activated to enable the user to communicate with the source of assistance through a speaker and a microphone on the diagnostic apparatus so that interactive communication with the source of assistance can be had regarding the diagnostic apparatus and the routine to be perfomed. A keyboard on the apparatus allows certain data regarding the performance of a test and operation of the apparatus to be transmitted to a remote location for analysis.

Title
Interactive medical laboratory specimen apparatus system
Application Number
6/884713
Publication Number
4782511
Application Date
July 11, 1986
Publication Date
November 1, 1988
Inventor
Miles G Hossom
Duluth
GA, US
Edward M Nemec
Duluth
GA, US
Agent
Sigalos Levine & Montgomery
Assignee
Murex Corporation
GA, US
IPC
H04M 11/00
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