Reducing downstream costs with diagnostic and prognostic testing

At Mayo Clinic, we know the importance of laboratory testing in a patient’s episode of care. Our unique combination of specialized laboratories and cardiology patient care clinics allows us to reduce downstream costs with care-driven testing approaches that produce definitive diagnoses. Our testing can also identify at-risk patients who require earlier intervention or increased surveillance through the most advanced techniques and technologies developed and validated in clinical practice.

Results that matter

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Clinical utility through targeted panels

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) is an accurate, cost-effective method of identifying inherited variants across numerous genes known to be associated with cardiac disorders.

Novel biomarkers for cardiovascular disease

Standard cardiovascular risk factors only predict about 65% of individuals who will experience a cardiovascular event. As a result, Mayo Clinic physicians are continually investigating novel biomarkers of cardiovascular disease to find those with proven clinical utility, including plasma ceramides, soluble ST2, and Lp-PLA2 activity.

Access to Mayo Clinic expertise

The Cardiovascular Laboratory Medicine Group within Mayo Clinic works to accommodate the growing demand for development, validation, and use of analytes to predict risk for both primary and secondary prevention. Focused on acute-care cardiology, risk stratification, and genomics, the group integrates laboratory cardiology with its colleagues in cardiology, pediatric cardiology, genetics, cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, as well as cerebrovascular specialists in neurology.

Be in the know with MI-HEART ceramides

There is a better way to predict which patients are at the greatest risk and need immediate intervention for heart disease.

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