This week marks the 40th anniversary of Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW) – celebrated the last full week of every April – and here at Good Start Genetics we are looking forward to acclaiming the daily efforts of these dedicated employees!
Did you know there are over 300,000 laboratory professionals around the country? This week gives us the opportunity to celebrate the members of our staff who play a vital role in our business operations and often go unnoticed by the general public. Thanks to each of them and the quality lab results they produce on a daily basis, we are able to provide our clients and their patients with accurate and timely results.
One of the most noticeable signs of a laboratory’s service excellence (and often considered a key indicator of lab performance) is the turn-around time (TAT) of test results. Over the past 12 months our laboratory has increased efficiency, and our average TAT continues to improve. In the months of February and March this year, our average TAT from the day a sample leaves the client’s office was 9.7 and 9.1 days respectively. Equally impressive in February, more than 98% of samples were reported within our stated TAT window of 14 days or less. In March, more than 99% of samples were reported in 14 days or less. WOW! It takes many teams efficiently working together to achieve such great metrics. Great Job to the Laboratory Operations teams and keep up the great work!