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Common Test-Ordering Errors
Part 2: Misordered Tests

T & B Cells



Testing at Mayo Medical Laboratories

Slide 2

May 2010

Here at Mayo Medical Laboratories we receive over 800,000 test orders each month. While by our estimation most of the orders we receive are appropriate orders, we do experience some recurring test-ordering problems. In this presentation, I will describe the most common problems that we see. I will also describe our efforts to decrease these problems and recommend ways that you too can help reduce these errors. Together, by decreasing inappropriate test orders, we can improve patient care and reduce costs.

Testing at Mayo Medical Laboratories

 


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