NeurologyLive highlights work of Neuroimmunology Laboratory
Staff within Mayo Clinic’s Neuroimmunology Laboratory perform a unique clinical autoimmune serology service to patients by bridging a leading, one-of-kind autoimmune neurology practice with cutting-edge research. The autoantibody tests performed in the lab help clinicians accurately diagnose autoimmune disorders of the brain, nerves, and muscles that often reflect immune responses initiated by an unknown cancer.
Throughout its history, Mayo Clinic’s Neuroimmunology Laboratory has been responsible for numerous breakthroughs and innovations in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with autoimmune disorders. NeurologyLive recently chronicled how that happens in an article titled, “Pioneering Care for Autoimmune Disorders Through Research and Results: The Mayo Clinic Way.”
From their focus on biomarkers to the “robust” nine-week training program that was created to “ensure that staff members who are interpreting tissue and cell-based immunofluorescence assays are able to correctly identify all reportable antibodies with high sensitivity and specificity,” the article gives readers an inside look at how Sean Pittock, M.D., Anastasia Zekeridou, M.D., Ph.D., and others within the Neuroimmunology Laboratory work with colleagues across Mayo Clinic daily to advance the diagnosis, care, and treatment of patients with autoimmune neurological diseases.