Your lab can greatly impact a clinical trial, including the data integrity.
One of the vital choices will be the decision to use a local lab or a central lab. While a local lab offers certain benefits such as proximity, accessibility and the ability to perform specific measurements, it can also pose certain challenges and take up a lot of your resources to oversee data uniformity and ensure standardised data.
Employing a lab module in the eCRF is one way to streamline the handling of lab measurements, thereby ensuring alignment between the units recorded. However, always keep an eye on the lab during the trial as laboratories might modify their reference ranges, meaning you will have to ensure that these changes are also propagated to the relevant parties regularly.
In the end, the success of your clinical trial hinges on your data, and a structured and streamlined approach to data handling can help you avoid draining your resources and achieve a speedy validation process.