COVID Resource Center Newsroom

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

Dr. Mills’ experience working with live cell bio-assays propelled him to centerstage in Mayo Clinic’s pursuit of a test to neutralize COVID-19 antibodies and aid in the development of therapies derived from COVID-19 patients' donated plasma.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • April 9, 2021

On April 6, 2020, months of nonstop work for Dr. Theel and her team culminated when Mayo Clinic’s first COVID-19 antibody test — the first commercial antibody test in the nation — was implemented.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • April 2, 2021

Dr. Binnicker's experience developing Mayo Clinic's first diagnostic COVID-19 test was recently featured in Mayo Clinic Alumni magazine.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • March 26, 2021

Thank you to our staff at Mayo Clinic who step up daily during this time of need to provide access to testing during the global pandemic. We appreciate each one of you and all the sacrifices you personally have made throughout this past year.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • March 12, 2021