Reducing Turnaround Time (TAT) for IIiac Crest Bone Biopsy Analysis

January 19, 2017


This presentation briefly explains an important clinical test performed in the Mayo Clinic Biomaterials and Histomorphometry Core Laboratory that evaluates bone disorders. The presentation also describes how the lab created a project to address a deficiency associated with turnaround time.

Video Length: 11 min. 15 sec.


Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Enhance communication between the laboratory staff and biopsy test readers.
  • Create awareness of the published TAT in the Mayo Medical Laboratories catalog for iliac crest bone biopsy analysis.
  • Identify ways to reduce TAT for iliac crest bone biopsy analysis.

Intended Audience

This series is intended for laboratory administrators and managers, quality assurance and control staff, supervisors, and other laboratory personnel dedicated to continuous process improvement.


Photo of Avudai Maran, Ph.D.
Avudai Maran, Ph.D.
Scientific Director
Biomaterials and Histomorphometry Core Laboratory
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

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