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Table. 4.

Table. 4.

Average daily work time and number of slides

Category University hospital grade Hospital grade Commercial lab
Total cytopathology work time (hr) 6.2 (69) 5.2 (31) 7.6 (78)
Actual screening time (hr) 4.5 (69) 3.9 (31) 7.1 (78)
No. of average screenings 75.4 72.4 231.4
Number of screenings per day (No. of slides) Gynecology 33.0 (68) 38.2 (31) -
Respiratory 10.9 (49) 6.0 (13)
Body fluids 8.5 (50) 7.2 (12)
Urinary system 11.2 (49) 5.7 (11)
Thyroid gland 6.0 (37) 10.3 (8)
Fine needle aspiration 5.8 (35) 5.0 (8)

*( ) Means the number of actual screening tests among the surveyors.

Korean J Clin Lab Sci 2021;53:174-87 https://doi.org/10.15324/kjcls.2021.53.2.174
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