Client Virtual Town Hall: The Latest in COVID-19 Testing, Featuring Live Q&A

Expires: June 6, 2022


Video length: 1 hour 26 minutes


This live virtual town hall for Mayo Clinic Laboratories clients will cover the latest in COVID-19 testing. This event will feature experts who were directly involved in the development of Mayo Clinic's molecular, antibody, and antigen testing. They will address the current state of testing and answer audience questions.


Bobbi Pritt, M.D.
Chair of the Division of Clinical Microbiology
Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Elitza Theel, Ph.D.
Director of Infectious Diseases Serology for Clinical Microbiology
Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Matthew Binnicker, Ph.D.
Director of Clinical Virology
Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Vice Chair of Practice
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

William Morice, II, M.D., Ph.D.
Chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
President of Mayo Clinic Laboratories
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota


Bobbi Pritt, M.D.

State of Testing
William Morice, II, M.D., Ph.D.

Molecular Testing for COVID-19
Matthew Binnicker, Ph.D.

Update on Antibody and Antigen Testing for SARS-CoV-2
Elitza Theel, Ph.D.

Q & A Session
All Presenters

Bobbi Pritt, M.D.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the current state of testing for COVID-19.
  • Discuss the intended use of real-time PCR for SARS-CoV-2, and highlight the limitations of this method in the diagnosis of COVID-19.
  • Discuss appropriate utilization and interpretation of antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2.

Intended Audience

Clients of Mayo Clinic Laboratories interested in COVID-19 testing updates.


The following types of credit are offered for this event:

Level of instruction for this program is intermediate.

To obtain credit:

  1. Watch the video.
  2. Complete the posttest and evaluation that launches immediately following the video.
  3. Generate and print your certificate(s).


Mayo Clinic Laboratories is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® program. This program has been approved for a maximum of 1.5 P.A.C.E.® contact hours.

Faculty Disclosure

Course director(s), planning committee, faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity. Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place. Faculty members also will disclose any off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentations. Disclosure of this information will be published in course materials so those participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments regarding the presentations.

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