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Vidant Health has entered into a new collaboration with Mayo Clinic Laboratories which gives the health system access to the clinic’s extensive menu of primary reference laboratory tests and clinical expertise.

This will add to Vidant’s current lab capabilities. 

Through this collaboration, Vidant is furthering its mission by providing immediate, curated access to complex tests performed by Mayo Clinic to eastern North Carolinians.

Through its worldwide network of more than 4,000 clients, Mayo Clinic Laboratories enables hospitals, medical centers, and health care organizations around the world to send tests to the laboratories of Mayo Clinic, which are some of the most sophisticated in the world.

 As a uniquely rural academic health care system, Vidant is constantly seeking new innovations to bring world-class health care to eastern North Carolina. 

Vidant’s extensive laboratory services and locations will continue to perform the vast majority of tests. 

The collaboration with Mayo provides Vidant additional data and insights into certain tests and further strengthens the health system’s current advanced testing capabilities.

“This is an exciting time for both the present and future of health care in eastern North Carolina,” said Dave Harlow, vice president of operations — allied health, Vidant Health. “The COVID-19 pandemic taught us the importance of continuing to build our state-of-the-art lab infrastructure to ensure those we serve have access to the tests they need. This new collaboration with Mayo Clinic Laboratories will further enhance our already advanced testing services and will help inform the future of complex testing here at Vidant. This benefits all of eastern North Carolina.”

Vidant’s access to Mayo Clinic Laboratories’ test menu further strengthens Vidant’s ability to provide the highest quality laboratory testing for eastern North Carolina resulting in faster results for patients. 

Community members can continue to rely on Vidant’s enhanced testing capability for access to care close to home.

Specimens taken at any Vidant patient service center will be transported via air to Mayo Clinic Laboratories, with test results often available the following day through an interface. 

Additionally, Mayo Clinic physicians and scientists in every specialty laboratory will collaborate with the Vidant team regarding test selection, utilization and methodologies, and result interpretation.