For in-house tests, the Blood Sciences Department aims to provide results within the following times dependent on location:
- inpatients - under 2 hours
- outpatients - under 2 hours
- GP - under 3 hours
- Accident and Emergency* - under one hour
Our target for all these results is to turn-around a minimum of 90% of in-house tests by these timeframes.
The times stated are measured from receipt of the sample in the laboratory reception, to the availability of the electronic report. The department’s performance against these target times is regularly audited to ensure these times are achieved.
The TATs stated above are achievable for requests received between Monday and Friday; for those tests where analysis is not performed at weekends, or out-of-hours.
*All requests from Accident and Emergency are processed as ‘stat’ requests.
Please note - TATs for referral tests are available on the Blood Sciences test repertoire page.