An bi-directional, interactive multi-station medical specimen analysis system for simultaneously analyzing a medical specimen at remote locations and accessing, for evaluation, the results of each of the analyses at a central laboratory is disclosed. The system is networked to a server for storing databases. A central laboratory, interacts with remote computers, through the server to review, evaluate and accept or reject specimen analyses. The server communicates with the plurality of dedicated computers, laboratory computer and a centralized computer through a LAN or WAN. Analytical instruments which are not equipped to communicate with a computer are connected through computer interface software which interprets the instrument language into the computer program language and the computer program language into the instrument language. The bi-directional, interactive system requests analytical tests, transmit the test results to the server databases and receives and displays data from the server databases. Laboratory based bi-directional, interactive software acquires and either displays test results from the server databases, reviews and accepts or rejects the test results and transmits the acceptance or rejection to the server databases.