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Table 2 Trends of average TAT of laboratory tests in APHI from January to September 2018

From: Magnitude of delayed turnaround time of laboratory results in Amhara Public Health Institute, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

SN Test type Target TAT TAT
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
1 Viral load 10 days 26.1 19 21 11.4 8.4 9.9 15 13.8 12
2 EID 10 days 42.4 20.3 11 12.5 13 5.3 19 27 11
3 MDR TB 64 days 51.3 44.7 51.1 44 38.6 46 45 45.6 48
4 Genexpert 2 days 2.69 3 2.4 3.5 2.4 2.2 3.3 1.9 2.4
5 Basic culture and sensitivity Blood 8 days 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Others 3 days 2.3 2.8 2. 5 3 3. 3 3 3. 5 3. 5 3. 5
6 Clinical chemistry 2 h 2 2 20.3 10 9.15 2.2 1.5 1.5 2.4
7 Measles 7 days 21 9.9 9 7.7 10.7 7 7 7 7
8 Immunohematology 1 h 2.5 2.3 1.84 3.4 14.1 18.0 21 14. 3 17.6
  1. Abbreviations: EID exposed infant diagnosis, HIV human immunodeficiency virus, MDR multidrug resistance, TB tuberculosis
  2. Other cultures: Pus, urine, stool, genital swab, ear swab and throat