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By Suzanne R. Ferguson • April 19, 2019
Joshua Bornhorst, Ph.D., gives an overview of the new Copeptin test available through Mayo Clinic Laboratories. He discusses when this testing should be ordered, how this testing improves upon previous testing approaches, and what clinical action can be taken due to the results of this testing.
By Alyssa Frank • April 18, 2019
Around 5 o’clock each morning, approximately 500 cranberry colored boxes arrive at Rochester International Airport from the Federal Express hub in Memphis, Tennessee. The boxes, created by Mayo Clinic Laboratories to allow FedEx staff to identify high-priority patient specimens destined for Mayo Clinic Laboratories, originate at medical institutions around the world and contain 35,000 unique specimens to be tested or analyzed at one of more than 65 specialty labs at Mayo Clinic.
By Mayo Clinic Alumni Association • April 18, 2019
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case features objects seen in a human stool specimen and measure approximately 80 micrometers in length. What's the identification?
By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • April 17, 2019
This week's research roundup discusses a molecular approach to diagnosis of cardiovascular implantable electronic device infections and several other research articles from Mayo Clinic consultants and researchers.
By Alyssa Frank • April 15, 2019
Dietrich Matern, M.D., Ph.D., Division Chair of Laboratory Genetics in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology in Rochester, Minnesota, has been appointed as a new director on the board of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG).
By Molly Dee • April 12, 2019