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Preclarus® Lab Solutions

Accurate, reliable and fast data is essential to any study.

Preclarus® is at the heart of our central lab, providing integrated data to project teams in real time to inform decisions. It includes a proprietary web-based enterprise and information management system for PPD® Laboratories’ central lab. Thanks to the Preclarus central lab database, you will get a fast and accurate study startup.

Preclarus central lab database

Real-time access to lab data and results.

For our central lab, Preclarus is more than just a database — it is an invaluable solution to maximize the time and resources of your study while ensuring its quality. Its benefits are wide-ranging:

  • Simplifies every process from study definition (database setup) to study closeout
  • Enables the PPD Laboratories team to spend more time on quality control while still achieving setup and closeout timelines
  • Eliminates the need to merge and harmonize data
  • Enables project teams to monitor study-wide data in real time through dashboard tools
  • Improves quality and speeds decision-making by ensuring consistent management and enabling real-time reporting
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The Preclarus central lab database delivers reliable, integrated data to help you make better decisions faster.


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Preclarus provides a comprehensive view that enables the PPD Laboratories project team to monitor study-wide central lab data in real time and ensure complete study oversight from beginning to end.


Data integration without Preclarus

Without Preclarus, data sets from individual lab locations must be standardized before they can be combined, an expensive and time-consuming task.

Data integration with Preclarus

With the Preclarus central lab database, data standardization and reconciliation happen automatically, eliminating the need to merge and harmonize data from different systems and saving hundreds of hours at the end of the trial.

10+ Years integrating laboratory and clinical data in real time to speed decision making

In addition to real-time study data from PPD Laboratories’ central lab, combined clinical and laboratory data can be accessed by project teams through Preclarus. This powerhouse combination gives teams and customers transparent, real-time access to all clinical trial operations and patient data, which can be viewed through interactive dashboards that provide insightful data visualizations.

Preclarus investigator site portal

Never lose a specimen again.

One of the most exciting features of the Preclarus investigator site portal is electronic lab requisition (eReq). This new capability allows sites to accession previously bar-coded samples before they leave the office. Once the connection has been made between the sample/patient information and bar code, the data are immediately available to PPD Laboratories. Electronic requisition strengthens the chain of custody by giving sites and PPD Laboratories full visibility to all samples in real time.

The Preclarus investigator site portal also simplifies and streamlines sample shipping. The sample management tool keeps track of samples, helps sites organize shipments according to shipping conditions, schedules shipments and provides reminders when samples are waiting to be shipped.

The Preclarus investigator site portal eases your site management pain with online tools for subject registration, sample management and receiving test results.



With the companion mobile app, managing trials and patients is even easier. The mobile app delivers all the features of the desktop version to mobile devices so that busy investigators have real-time test results and study tools at their fingertips 24/7.


Other central lab data tools

The lab data portal enables access to study-wide data in real-time, 24/7. A virtual biorepository provides visibility to specimen storage location, specimen chain of custody, on-demand sample history reporting and tracking of samples across customer, site and PPD locations.
Our PM dashboard enables a proactive and meaningful approach to managing central lab studies through powerful tracking and trending tools and dynamic visualizations of study-wide data. As a result, project managers are provided with a dynamic visualization of study-wide data which improves reporting and reduces cost.


Learn more about PPD Laboratories’ Preclarus lab solutions.