Laboratory turnaround time is measured from the time the sample arrives at the molecular pathology laboratory until the result is reported. Total turnaround time is measured from the time the sample is taken from the patient until the result is reported. Turnaround time can vary in different countries and for different tests. The process can be optimized with pre-analytical processes, such as clear and simple test order forms and efficient sample logistics.

Diaceutics can monitor and help improve turnaround time by:

  • Identifying bottlenecks in the sample flow to establish the time it takes for a sample to move between each step;
  • Reducing the sample-to-treatment time (the critical time between biopsy and result availability) to speed the therapy decision-making and optimize the propensity to prescribe;
  • Ensuring physicians receive clear, actionable results in appropriate timeframes to facilitate the prescription of therapy.