Vidant brings in advanced blood testing technology

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - New technology at Vidant Medical Center is providing faster and more accurate blood testing for patients.

The hospital recently installed a new automated testing system that processes blood work more efficiently than traditional methods.

The faster process allows care providers to diagnose patients and begin treatments quicker.

The system can also store samples so that a doctor can order additional tests if needed without the patient having to have more blood drawn.

Vidant pathologist Dr. Richard Baltaro says it will serve both in and outpatients well. "We are hoping that they will come up with quicker diagnosis, but definitely if you are an outpatient and you come for your chemo therapy, you will then have to wait less before, you will be allowed to proceed."

Vidant officials say the state-of-the-art system will help in recruiting talented health care providers to the hospital as well.