New tests launched in April

New Tests

In April 2021, Mayo Clinic Laboratories announced two new tests along with numerous reference value changes, obsolete tests, and algorithm changes.

The new tests that launched in April 2021 by Mayo Clinic Laboratories:

PGDBS | Plasmalogens, Blood Spot

This test is useful for diagnosing patients with possible peroxisomal disorders, evaluating patients with abnormal newborn screen results for X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy, or as an aid in the assessment of peroxisomal function.

COVNG | Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Lineage, Clade, and Spike Gene Mutation Detection, Next-Generation Sequencing, Varies

This test is useful for distinguishing between persistent infection with the same viral strain and re-infection with a new viral strain in an individual with recurrent positive molecular test results for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.

In addition to these tests, the department also announced several test changes. Click the links below to view test changes announced by Mayo Clinic Laboratories:

Suzanne Ferguson

Suzanne Ferguson is a Marketing Channel Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories and has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2014. Outside of work, Suzanne can be found traveling, reading and spending time with her family.