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In an article in The Globe and Mail, Matthew Binnicker, Ph.D., discussed factors that could be contributing to the recent drop in case counts.

By Tracy Will • March 2, 2021

In an article exploring the low prevalence of flu cases, Dr. Binnicker was among the experts consulted on why influenza is so scarce this year.

By Tracy Will • February 24, 2021

Jane Hermansen of Mayo Clinic Labs weighs in on a discussion of uses for expanded testing capacity after the pandemic is over.

By Tracy Will • February 18, 2021

An article authored by Jane Hermansen of Mayo Clinic Labs considers how the experiences of the pandemic will shape the lab industry in years to come.

By Tracy Will • February 12, 2021

Being able to identify SARS-CoV-2 in tissue is key to better understand the virus that causes COVID-19. Now, a first-of-its-kind test that detects SARS-CoV-2 in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue is available from Mayo Clinic Laboratories.

By Tracy Will • February 10, 2021

Viral online posts claimed the World Health Organization changed its COVID-19 testing guidelines and admitted to inflating case counts. Dr. Binnicker helps explain why those claims are false.

By Tracy Will • February 5, 2021

Mayo Clinic Laboratories now offers multiplex testing for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) and influenza A and B to all health care providers. This test is used to detect and differentiate between COVID-19 and influenza A and B in a single test using upper respiratory tract specimens.

By Hannah Crawford • February 4, 2021

At the beginning of the pandemic, pooled testing was seen as a way to potentially conserve valuable testing resources, but logistical hurdles and other challenges have limited its usefulness.

By Tracy Will • January 29, 2021

Beginning Jan. 26, all air travelers entering the U.S. from other countries will need a negative COVID-19 test result before they can board their flights.

By Tracy Will • January 22, 2021

Dr. Matthew Binnicker addresses the dramatic decrease in flu cases, and the corresponding drop in serious illness and death related to influenza, seen throughout the country this year.

By Tracy Will • January 15, 2021

Mayo Clinic Laboratories is carefully monitoring the emergence of two new variants of SARS-CoV-2 ― the virus that causes COVID-19 ― in the U.S. One variant is from the U.K. and one variant is from South Africa.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • January 13, 2021

Amir Sadighi Akha, M.D., D.Phil., lab section director for Mayo Clinic's Cellular and Molecular Immunology Laboratory, joins this episode of the "Answers From the Lab" podcast. Dr. Sadighi Akha and Bobbi Pritt, M.D., discuss dendritic cell enumeration — a new test offered through Mayo Clinic Laboratories that is the only clinical test of its kind currently available in the U.S.

By Samantha Rossi • December 22, 2020

A massive effort that involved numerous departments and experts, culminated in Mayo Clinic designing, testing and mass-manufacturing a 3D-printed mid-turbinate swab for COVID-19 testing.

By Tracy Will • December 11, 2020