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You will choose a laboratory test and follow it from the patient to the returned result, describing each step as learned in the four weeks of class.
Introduction- What is the test, what is the purpose of the test, any special requirements for collection, any regulations for the collector.
Pre-analytic: What happens when the test gets to the lab. How is it processed?
Analytic: How is the test performed? Test methodology, equipment used, operator requirements, lab operations requirements.
Post analytic: What happens after the test is run? How is it validated, how is it released to the ordering physician.
Describe current applicable legislation.
Define a lab budget for your test.
Discuss, marketing, communication and pricing strategies for the test and your lab
Discuss personnel considerations including communication, conflict resolution.
References (minimum of 4 total)
Total length should be approximately 7-10 pages, Times New Roman 12 pt. typeface. Use APA format conventions, double spaced with one-inch margins on each side.