Table 2

Inventory or wait times for specimens between process steps

Process step

Wait pre-Lean

Wait post-Lean

Percent improvement


Accessioning to grossing

2.5 hours

2.5 hours

0.0%

Gross description to processor

3.5

3.0

14%

Embedding to microtomy

2.5

2.5

0.0%

Microtomy to H&E staining

1.0

0.75

25%

H&E Staining to Case Assembly

1.5

1.0

33%


Hassell et al. BMC Clinical Pathology 2010 10:2   doi:10.1186/1472-6890-10-2

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