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Collaboration identifies previously unknown blood clotting condition

When a patient in his 60s experienced several blood clots in his lungs, he underwent the typical tests to detect a condition called thrombophilia, which doctors suspected would be his diagnosis. But the test results did not confirm the thrombophilic disorder.

The patient was experiencing thrombosis and potentially life-threatening clotting, so it was critical to determine an accurate diagnosis. Mayo Clinic and University of Michigan Health began collaborating to solve this medical mystery, which led to the development of a new test methodology and the discovery of a previously unknown blood clotting condition.

Read more in Mayo Clinic’s research magazine, Discovery’s Edge.

Luci Gens

Luci Gens is a marketing manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She joined Mayo Clinic in 2022 and has over ten years of experience in hospital-based marketing and communications.