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Mayo Clinic Laboratories' rapid response to public health threats has been honed during outbreaks of viruses like 2009’s H1N1 influenza, Zika, Ebola and, most recently, COVID-19. Before COVID-19, laboratory staff were already experts in developing and implementing new tests — but never on such an aggressive timeline.

By Barbara J. Toman • June 28, 2022

PACE - In this month’s “Virtual Lecture,” William Morice, M.D., Ph.D., gives an overview of the national response to the need for COVID-19 testing at the onset of, and during, the pandemic.

By MCL Education • June 22, 2022

Dr. Morice talks about what lies ahead for laboratory medicine and how the opportunities and challenges in the field are intertwined.

By Tracy Will • May 31, 2022

Saliva testing has emerged as a viable option for obtaining rapid, reliable test results during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Darci Block considers how this type of testing may expand beyond the pandemic, and the obstacles in its way.

By Tracy Will • April 7, 2022

Of five articles listed among the Journal of Clinical Microbiology’s “Top Cited” collection from the last two years, three included Mayo Clinic authors with papers focused on SARS-CoV-2.

By Tracy Will • January 31, 2022

As a regular contributor to Forbes regarding COVID-19, Dr. Matthew Binnicker offers expert health information to help people better understand the ever-changing nature of the pandemic.

By Tracy Will • January 26, 2022

On this week’s episode of the "Answers From the Lab" podcast, Bobbi Pritt, M.D., is joined by Matthew Binnicker, Ph.D., chair of Mayo Clinic’s Division of Clinical Microbiology. Dr. Pritt and Dr. Binnicker discuss the current state of laboratory testing for COVID-19 amid the omicron surge, as well the status of testing for other common respiratory viruses, including influenza.

By Suzanne Ferguson • January 13, 2022

Dr. William Morice II, president of Mayo Clinic Laboratories, named among the publication’s list of influencers, thought leaders, and key players driving change in the year ahead.

By Tracy Will • January 11, 2022

If you need a test for COVID-19, a variety of options are now available. But how do you know which one is right for you? Use this guide from Mayo Clinic Laboratories to sort through the choices and help you decide.

By Tracy Will • January 7, 2022

In this episode of “Lab Medicine Rounds” this holiday season, Justin Kreuter, M.D., and D. Jane Hata, Ph.D., D(ABMM), Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, and Associate Director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, including Molecular Virology, Mycology, and Parasitology at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus, discuss responding with grace while under pressure.

By MCL Education • January 7, 2022

With the omicron variant grabbing headlines around the world, media outlets have turned to experts like Dr. Binnicker to help clarify the effect this new variant could have and what it might mean for the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Tracy Will • December 14, 2021

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