When a patient enters the Valley Health Clinical Laboratory to have his blood drawn and a Chemistry Panel and CBC run, he spends, on average 2 minutes at patient check-in, 45 minutes in the waiting area, 5 minutes having his medical history updated, and 8 minutes having his blood taken. If the clinical laboratory has 3 full-time Lab Techs, operates 8 hours per day and demand is 75 patients per day, what is the takt time? Assume that the med techs take a 30 minute lunch.Please enter your response using this format: ## minutes

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Asked Oct 17, 2019

When a patient enters the Valley Health Clinical Laboratory to have his blood drawn and a Chemistry Panel and CBC run, he spends, on average 2 minutes at patient check-in, 45 minutes in the waiting area, 5 minutes having his medical history updated, and 8 minutes having his blood taken. 

If the clinical laboratory has 3 full-time Lab Techs, operates 8 hours per day and demand is 75 patients per day, what is the takt time? Assume that the med techs take a 30 minute lunch.

Please enter your response using this format: ## minutes

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Step 1

Given information:

Number of techs (N)               = 3

Operating time per day (H)    = 8 hours

                                                                = 480 minutes

Demand (D) per day               = 75 patients

Lunch break (L)                      = 30 minutes

Step 2

Calculation of Takt time:

&n...

(H-L)xN
Takt time
(480-30)x3
75
450x3
75
1,350
75
18 minutes
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(H-L)xN Takt time (480-30)x3 75 450x3 75 1,350 75 18 minutes

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