STAT is not statistics in the medical field

LES: Mire, acabo de recibir el mensaje hoy y no estoy en otra ciudad, no podré llegar a la cita.

Client: The doctor ordered this as a stat.

Interpreter: Mam “ordered as a stat”

Client: Yes stat “S T A T” meaning as soon as possible.

Interpreter: #Facepalm

http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/25798/what-is-the-origin-of-stat
FYI client used the word correctly

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