The final part of the laboratory testing process is known as the " Post-Analytical Phase.” In this phase, lab results are communicated to physicians. While the mechanisms of communication vary from verbal to digital, the end goal remains the same: provide accurate, timely, informative results to the physician. Although physicians are on the receiving end of this process, it may remain a bit of a black box. Common questions include: Why is this test taking so long? Why did the reference interval change since last time? Why is the lab calling me? How do I interpret a modest change in a result over time?.
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