[Histonet] Cost per test

Morken, Tim - Labvision tpmorken <@t> labvision.com
Mon Jun 20 17:53:03 CDT 2005

The Clincal Laboratory Standards Institute (formerly NCCLS) has a guideline
for cost accounting that can be downloaded from their website. Unfortunately
it costs US $120. But it is a good basic guide and give examples of
spreadsheets that can be set up to do cost accounting. It may be that your
lab management already has a copy of this, and if they don't, and are
members of CLSI, they can get it cheaper ($60).

Alternatively, you can sign up for the Cost Accounting course that I and Jan
Gardner are giving at the NSH meeting in Ft. Lauderdale this year. It is
based both on our combined experience and the guideline mentioned above and
we give you an extensive spreadsheet that has been used in the real world of
the lab. Worshope #49, Cost Accounting for the Histology Laboratory.

GP11-A Basic cost accounting forClinical Services, electronic or paper

http://www.nccls.org/   (looking  under the "shop" menu, "General Laboratory
Practices", will give you a list of publications).

Tim Morken
Lab Vision - Neomarkers

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Does ASCP, CAP, or other regulatory agency have guidelines established to
calculate cost per test in the clinical laboratory?

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