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Number of samples sent to laboratories per month

Dictionary: Sample Feedback Reports are submitted when an ORA laboratory finds that a sample is unsuitable for analysis. Through Sample Feedback Reports we are able to track the amount of samples sent back to investigation branches, the reason the sample is unusable, and the amount of man hours lost by the laboratory.

Information is current as of November 27, 2012.

Fiscal Year - 2012

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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2011N/A3,315
Nov 2011N/A3,474
Dec 2011N/A3,415
Jan 2012N/A3,959
Feb 2012N/A3,855
Mar 2012N/A4,004
Apr 2012N/A3,462
May 2012N/A3,997
Jun 2012N/A3,311
Jul 2012N/A2,988
Aug 2012N/A3,806
Sep 2012N/A3,008

FY 2012 YTD: 39,283

Number of sample feedback reports per month

Fiscal Year - 2012

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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2011N/A68
Nov 2011N/A72
Dec 2011N/A69
Jan 2012N/A87
Feb 2012N/A56
Mar 2012N/A82
Apr 2012N/A113
May 2012N/A84
Jun 2012N/A51
Jul 2012N/A109
Aug 2012N/A78
Sep 2012N/A51

FY 2012 YTD: 869

Percent of SFR’s submitted for ID on pack/seal not matching C/R

Fiscal Year - 2012
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TimeTargetPercent
Oct 2011N/A8.8
Nov 2011N/A15.2
Dec 2011N/A20.59
Jan 2012N/A20.68
Feb 2012N/A5.35
Mar 2012N/A13.41
Apr 2012N/A13.79
May 2012N/A17
Jun 2012N/A11.76
Jul 2012N/A20.18
Aug 2012N/A41.02
Sep 2012N/A34.37

Percent of SFR’s submitted for incorrect PAC/PAF

Fiscal Year - 2012
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TimeTargetPercent
Oct 2011N/A23.5
Nov 2011N/A2.78
Dec 2011N/A5.88
Jan 2012N/A0
Feb 2012N/A1.78
Mar 2012N/A7.31
Apr 2012N/A0.88
May 2012N/A1.19
Jun 2012N/A0
Jul 2012N/A11
Aug 2012N/A0
Sep 2012N/A0

Percent of SFR’s submitted for sample not matching C/R

Fiscal Year - 2012
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TimeTargetPercent
Oct 2011N/A20.6
Nov 2011N/A15.2
Dec 2011N/A19.12
Jan 2012N/A9.19
Feb 2012N/A5.35
Mar 2012N/A32.92
Apr 2012N/A10.61
May 2012N/A9.50
Jun 2012N/A5.88
Jul 2012N/A3.67
Aug 2012N/A6.4
Sep 2012N/A13.76

Percent of SFR’s submitted for damaged package/sample

Fiscal Year - 2012
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TimeTargetPercent
Oct 2011N/A0
Nov 2011N/A2.78
Dec 2011N/A4.4
Jan 2012N/A5.74
Feb 2012N/A12.5
Mar 2012N/A1.21
Apr 2012N/A4.42
May 2012N/A3.57
Jun 2012N/A9.8
Jul 2012N/A3.67
Aug 2012N/A8.97
Sep 2012N/A3.92

Percent of SFR’s submitted due to sample being shipped to wrong lab

Fiscal Year - 2012
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TimeTargetPercent
Oct 2011N/A20.6
Nov 2011N/A4.17
Dec 2011N/A1.47
Jan 2012N/A1.14
Feb 2012N/A3.57
Mar 2012N/A4.87
Apr 2012N/A1.76
May 2012N/A0
Jun 2012N/A1.96
Jul 2012N/A1.80
Aug 2012N/A1.20
Sep 2012N/A0

Percent of SFR’s submitted due to sample being unsuitable for requested test

Fiscal Year - 2012
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TimeTargetPercent
Oct 2011N/A11.8
Nov 2011N/A8.33
Dec 2011N/A1.47
Jan 2012N/A6.89
Feb 2012N/A10.7
Mar 2012N/A2.43
Apr 2012N/A17.69
May 2012N/A2.38
Jun 2012N/A1.96
Jul 2012N/A22.94
Aug 2012N/A16.67
Sep 2012N/A30.45

Percent of SFR’s submitted for miscellaneous errors

Fiscal Year - 2012
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TimeTargetPercent
Oct 2011N/A8.8
Nov 2011N/A41.67
Dec 2011N/A32.3
Jan 2012N/A35.6
Feb 2012N/A21.23
Mar 2012N/A20.7
Apr 2012N/A47.78
May 2012N/A34.52
Jun 2012N/A13.72
Jul 2012N/A32.11
Aug 2012N/A14.10
Sep 2012N/A14.89

Percent of Samples with a reported deficiency

Fiscal Year - 2012

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TimeTargetPercent
Oct 2011N/A2
Nov 2011N/A2.3
Dec 2011N/A2
Jan 2012N/A2.19
Feb 2012N/A1.45
Mar 2012N/A2.04
Apr 2012N/A3.26
May 2012N/A2
Jun 2012N/A1.54
Jul 2012N/A3.60
Aug 2012N/A2.10
Sep 2012N/A1.70

Hours lost through unusable samples

Fiscal Year - 2012

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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2011N/A38
Nov 2011N/A29.3
Dec 2011N/A25
Jan 2012N/A33.75
Feb 2012N/A25.25
Mar 2012N/A28.5
Apr 2012N/A28.5
May 2012N/A34
Jun 2012N/A32
Jul 2012N/A47.2
Aug 2012N/A27.5
Sep 2012N/ATBD

FY 2012 YTD: 348

Number of samples not analyzed

Fiscal Year - 2012

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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2011N/A8
Nov 2011N/A10
Dec 2011N/A3
Jan 2012N/A10
Feb 2012N/A8
Mar 2012N/A3
Apr 2012N/A12
May 2012N/A16
Jun 2012N/A7
Jul 2012N/A25
Aug 2012N/A12
Sep 2012N/ATBD

FY 2012 YTD: 107

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