What does TAT, Turnaround Time mean?

laboratory-analysis-1698816_960_720Turnaround time (TAT) is the time, whether in hours or day, between when a sample or specimen is received at the laboratory and the time when testing is complete and results are established and released. Each laboratory determines their own turnaround time, but most offer a form of expedited, or urgent turnaround time, when vendors need results back quickly. Turnaround time can be affected by the testing needing to be performed and the status of the test whether its a regular request or an urgent request.

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If you are an organization that needs URGENT or routine laboratory testing, submit a test request form online, or call us at 1-855-377-6821