Adoption of lean principles in a high-volume molecular diagnostic microbiology laboratory

P. Shawn Mitchell, Jayawant Mandrekar, Joseph D C Yao

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Abstract

Clinical laboratories are constantly facing challenges to do more with less, enhance quality, improve test turnaround time, and reduce operational expenses. Experience with adopting and applying lean concepts and tools used extensively in the manufacturing industry is described for a high-volume clinical molecular microbiology laboratory, illustrating how operational success and benefits can be achieved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2689-2693
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume52
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Adoption of lean principles in a high-volume molecular diagnostic microbiology laboratory. / Mitchell, P. Shawn; Mandrekar, Jayawant; Yao, Joseph D C.

In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Vol. 52, No. 7, 2014, p. 2689-2693.

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