Diagnosing Lyme Disease: Bill Morice, M.D., Ph.D.

Answers from the Lab

In this episode of “Answers From the Lab,” host Bobbi Pritt, M.D., chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic, is joined by William Morice II, M.D., Ph.D., CEO and president of Mayo Clinic Laboratories, to talk about the tick season peak that parts of the United States are experiencing, and how to diagnose and prevent Lyme disease.

Specific topics of discussion include: 

  • What parts of the United States have a heavy tick and Lyme disease presence.
  • How Mayo Clinic identified the second known cause of Lyme disease, Borrelia mayonii.
  • Typical and atypical presentations of Lyme disease, and testing options.
  • How the laboratory plays a critical role in new test development and health care innovation.
  • How to protect yourself and your pets from vector-borne diseases.

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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.