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Specimen Processing is the largest department in the Central Lab in terms of employees. They receive almost all of the samples that come into the Central Laboratory and have a fully automated specimen delivery system that continuously delivers specimens to the machines that perform the chemistry testing.

Inpatient and Automation:

receives all the samples collected on the IMED campus and they also run and maintain the automated line, averaging 1,300 samples per day.   
 

Outreach:

triages, orders and processes the work sent from other Intermountain facilities and outreach clients throughout the state. 
  • Tracks 21,000 samples per week
  • Orders 6,000 tests per week

Sendouts:

prepares and packages testing sent to reference laboratories. 
 

Exception Handling:

resolves specimen issues for all Clinical departments. 
 

Staff

  • 68 employees
  • All areas are staffed around-the-clock except sendouts 

Training  

  • Specimen Processors are trained using the training program

Contact Information

  • Manager: Karen Brownell
  • Supervisor: Liz Duffin
                      801.507.2335
                      liz.duffin@imail.org
  • Outreach: 801-507-2252
  • Inpatient: 801-507-2195
  • Exception Handling: 801-507-2333
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