Mayo Clinic Laboratories is pleased to announce it has been selected as a UnitedHealthcare Preferred Lab Network (PLN) care provider. Under the agreement, effective July 1, 2019, UnitedHealthcare members have in-network access to Mayo Clinic Laboratories’ comprehensive subspecialty testing menu.
Mayo Clinic’s Biochemical Genetics Laboratory has announced an updated second-tier test to detect Krabbe disease (KD) that uses psychosine (PSY) as a disease marker. The new test method has significantly higher sensitivity to detect this devastating disease in infants and allows identification of KD patients with minimal psychosine elevations.
As Amy Ennis put her daughter down for a nap on a Saturday afternoon, she received a call from work. More than 5,000 specimens would soon be arriving at Rochester International Airport (RST) for plasma testing. The logistics involved in the rapid acquisition and processing of a batch of specimens this large is staggering. As a Lab Tech Resource Coordinator for Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Amy realized that this would not be an ordinary weekend.
Hearts and Hogs for Heroes worked with other businesses to donate over 400 meals to staff within the division of clinical microbiology at the Hilton Building and Superior Drive Support Center.
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