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Lab medicine A parameter of a clinical lab's efficiency, defined as the time between ordering a test or submitting a specimen to the lab etc. and reporting results. Cf Turnover time. McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. turn·a·round time (TAT)(tŭrn'ă-rownd tīm)What is intra-laboratory Tat and how is it defined?
Intra-laboratory TAT can also vary in its definition with possible start points of sample receipt time, registration time, or analytical sampling time and end points of analytical completion time, result verification time, result transfer to electronic medical record time and report printing time.What is acceptable TAT time for lab tests?
A 90% completion time (sample registration to result reporting) of <60 minutes for common laboratory tests is suggested as an initial goal for acceptable TAT.What is therapeutic Tat?
The term therapeutic TAT is describes the interval when a test is requested to the time some therapeutic decision is taken . TAT can be classified as pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical depending on the different phases of sample processing .