Feb 21, '02
actually, they claim the national average is 43 minutes.
however, we were 41 minutes, before they changed some things to try and speed up the process. now we are at about 33 minutes average!
what you need to remember is it takes longer for some labs than others.
we get cbc/diffs and pt/inr/ptt's back in 2 - 10 minutes.
we get chemistry and cardiac stuff back in 23 - 50 minutes.
anything like lipds, cholesteral, tibc, fe+, rvr etc. > 40.
i guess your time will be really skewed, if you do a lot of sed rates or c-reactive proteins....lmao!!! :d
Last edit by CEN35 on Feb 21, '02