Region II Infertility Prevention ProjectChlamydia Test Turnaround Time Assessment Results March 2007 Region II IPP Meeting, May 2007
Region II IPP Objective • IPP Priority 3: Improve Appropriate and Timely Treatment for Persons Diagnosed with Chlamydial Infection and Their Partners. • Regional Plan Objective 3A: At least every two years, assess turnaround time within lab to assure compliance with 3 business days (develop tracking system clinic to clinic).
Approach • Study Participants Defined as: • Laboratories providing diagnostic support to project area Infertility Prevention Programs. • How is TAT Defined: • Part I. Time to Lab • Number of days that have elapsed between specimen collection date and date specimen received in the lab. • Part II. Time in Lab • Number of days that have elapsed between the date the specimen is received in the lab and the date that the lab sends the final report out.
Methodology • Electronic Data Submission • Required data elements: • For Record Identification: State FIP, Lab ID • For Assessment of TAT: Specimen collection date, Specimen Receipt Date (in Lab), Final result report date • Completion of TAT Assessment Table • Data was collected beginning with specimens received by the lab starting March 1, 2007 through March 31, 2007 • Data was forward to Region II IPP Infrastructure and collated.
Preliminary Results:TAT Summary • TAT 1: Time to Lab • Avg: 2.5 days (Range: 1 to 2.8) • TAT 2: Time in Lab • Avg: 3.3 days (Range: 0 to 5.1 days) • TAT Total: Time from Collection to Result • Avg: 5.8 days (Range 2.8 to 7.5 days) • Avg: 2.8 days including NYC (Avg. 1.6 days)
Thank You! • Alison Muse, NYSDOH • Myriam Garcia-Negron, PRDOH • Scott Zimmerman, Erie County DOH • Gladys Schlanger, NYCDOH