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Laboratory testing is the single highest-volume medical activity performed in the U.S., with about 14 billion tests conducted each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.

An effective laboratory stewardship program can:

  • Improve test selection: Leaders can identify testing variations in care and design interventions that can help guide test selection to ensure compliance with evidence-based guidelines.
  • Enhance the patient experience: The right test selection can help clinicians make the right diagnosis faster and test data trends can identify where to start treatment sooner to improve outcomes.
  • Reduce the cost of care: Data can be mined to identify high-volume, high-cost test utilization trends before the cost of care escalates and the patient is at risk.

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Key Take Aways

Here is what our experts had to say:


Lab stewardship helps define the clinical journey and promote evidence-based guidelines


Lab stewardship programs may eliminate waste and reduce costs


Key elements of lab stewardship include:

  • Governance
  • Interventions
  • Data
  • Pipeline


Mohiedean Ghofrani

Mohiedean Ghofrani, MD, MBA

System Medical Director for Laboratory Services



Donna Cooper

Donna Cooper, MS, MBA

Senior Director of Product Solutions, Health Systems Division

Quest Diagnostics


Kristen Hayes

Kristen Hayes, RN

Director, Clinical Quality

American Hospital Association



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