Yesterday, while working in another lab, I noticed that there were two urinalyses ordered on the same patient.
"Why are there two UAs ordered on Jane Doe?" I asked indignantly, almost as if it were a personal affront.
"Uh..." James the float answered. "Are they both from today?"
"I think so. One's a stat order." I snorted derisively. "As if they're going to get the results that much faster."
"Well." James paused, thinking hard. He may have scratched his head; I was looking the other direction. "It's probably a duplicate order."
"Yes, dear. I think I figured that one out on my own."