Investing in Clinical Resources

Ongoing excellence in patient care relies heavily on advanced medical and clinical testing. At Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, we’re proud to offer patients increasing expertise in diagnostic and testing capabilities. In recent years we’ve invested more than $750,000 in advanced equipment to deliver better information about diseases, infections, and pathogens.

Explore Our Advanced Laboratory Services:

  • The VersaTREK™ Automated Microbial Detection System is staffed 24/7 to immediately detect blood stream infections. The system coordinates with the Biofire® molecular identification panel to spot bloodstream infections, meningitis, and respiratory pathogens in hours. This faster diagnostic capability allows physicians to launch appropriate treatment sooner.
  • The VITEK® 2 is a next-generation microbial identification system. This innovative technology allows for higher automation, which increases safety and efficiency, as well as an expanded database to quickly and accurately detect micro-organisms, in turn reducing the time between testing and treatment.
  • The Aptio® Automation system helps increase efficiency, accelerates processing, and improves overall lab productivity. The Aptio system combines workflow expertise with intelligent technology that streamlines the chemistry testing process, while providing rapid reporting of test results to clinicians. Aptio Automation is adaptable to changing needs and allows Hutchinson Regional Medical Center to conduct testing 24/7.
  • Laboratory capacity is expanded with the ADVIA Centaur® XP Immunoassay System, which can process up to 240 tests per hour, even providing same-day results of highly specialized chemistry analysis that previously had to be sent to a reference laboratory. The ADVIA Centaur XP can conduct chemical analysis helpful across many medical specialties, including autoimmune disorders, diabetes, cardiac health, allergies, oncology, and metabolic and thyroid health. The ADVIA system integrates with the Aptio Automation system to create a seamless network of industry-leading technology that produces better results in less time – ensuring that clinicians have the information they need to quickly prescribe the best treatment for their patients.

To learn more about our Laboratory Services, please call 620-665-2136.

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