Operationalizing monkeypox testing: John Osborn

Answers from the Lab

John Osborn, operations administrator in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic, joins the "Answers From the Lab" podcast for a discussion with host Bobbi Pritt, M.D. about monkeypox testing. In this episode, John and Dr. Pritt discuss how Mayo Clinic swiftly operationalized monkeypox testing and the challenges involved with supporting the new assay, including staffing.

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