Mandi, with 15 years experience, is the nightshift technologist. She is the only laboratory employee on that shift in a small rural hospital. In addition to her normal workload, due to an outbreak of hepatitis in the community, a shipment of samples came in from a local nursing home. This caused an increased number of bilirubin tests to be preformed.
Mandi decides to run the nursing home samples first, and then she proceeds to run the hospital samples. She realizes that she only has enough reagents to run 5 out of the 10 samples.