COVID Resource Center Newsroom

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, the director of Mayo Clinic’s Infectious Diseases Serology Laboratory, Elitza Theel, Ph.D., was among a group of experts discussing the value of COVID-19 antibody testing.

By Tracy Will • December 7, 2021

The NIH has awarded $40 million to Mayo Clinic to develop a comprehensive biorepository as the source of clinical samples for long COVID research studies.

By Tracy Will • September 29, 2021

Representing Mayo Clinic at the event, Dr. William Morice contributed his expertise and experience as leaders from around the world redoubled their commitment to end the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Tracy Will • September 24, 2021

Director of Mayo Clinic’s Infectious Diseases Serology Laboratory, Elitza Theel, Ph.D., joins a discussion about COVID-19 antibody testing in a recent story on NPR.

By Tracy Will • September 22, 2021

Personalized medicine represents unprecedented potential benefits for patients. LabConnect and Mayo Clinic BioPharma Diagnostics are working together to bring world-class laboratory testing and resources to industry partners conducting clinical research and trials.

By Hannah Crawford • September 14, 2021

In this month’s “Hot Topic,” Brad Karon, M.D., Ph.D., reviews the results of a study that Mayo Clinic recently published comparing four different rapid antigen tests for novel coronavirus.

By MCL Education • September 13, 2021

Mayo Clinic Laboratories has been key to Minnesota’s COVID-19 testing strategy since the start of the pandemic. At their height in 2020, Mayo’s COVID-19 labs were running 24/7, processing up to 90,000 COVID-19 specimens a day. Dr. Morice explains what Mayo Clinic Laboratories is doing now to handle the latest surge.

By Tracy Will • September 9, 2021

With a spike in cases spurred by the delta virus, demand for COVID-19 testing is on the rise again, and several at-home tests that have been approved for emergency use authorization are becoming more popular. But should you rely on a test that you administer yourself to tell you whether you have COVID-19? Dr. Matthew Binnicker explains the pros and cons of at-home tests.

By Tracy Will • September 1, 2021

In the wake of the CDC withdrawing its emergency use authorization request for a coronavirus PCR test, social media posts claimed the action signaled that the tests were flawed. Dr. Matthew Binnicker explains why those claims are false.

By Tracy Will • August 4, 2021

Matthew Binnicker, Ph.D., director of the Clinical Virology Laboratory in Mayo Clinic’s Division of Clinical Microbiology, considers the prospects for COVID-19 this fall as the traditional influenza season ramps up.

By Tracy Will • July 26, 2021

In this episode, Dr. Morice and Dr. Pritt talk about what the recent surge in COVID-19 cases means and how we can all do our part to help prevent further spread.

By Suzanne Ferguson • July 22, 2021

Elitza Theel, Ph.D., director of Mayo Clinic’s Infectious Disease Serology Lab was featured in a discussion on NBC News about COVID-19 antibody tests.

By Tracy Will • July 20, 2021

Delta Health leveraged their relationship with Mayo Clinic Laboratories to support patient in rural Colorado during the COVID-19 pandemic. Delta Health and Mayo Clinic Laboratories have collaborated for over 17 years to perform complex and esoteric testing.

By Hannah Crawford • June 21, 2021