Gastroenterology

Ann Moyer, M.D., Ph.D., explains how Mayo Clinic Laboratories' test panel provides comprehensive evaluation of patients with suspected monogenic early onset inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD. Accurate diagnosis is key to guiding therapy for patients, who might be as young as 2 years of age.

By Barbara J. Toman • February 20, 2024

Anne Tebo, Ph.D., explains how Mayo Clinic Laboratories' new serum tests help overcome the challenges of diagnosing primary biliary cholangitis, or PBC. Test results can guide clinical care for patients with this life-threatening autoimmune liver disease.

By Barbara J. Toman • February 13, 2024

Devin Oglesbee, Ph.D., explains how Mayo Clinic Laboratories' cholestasis gene panel identifies mutations that cause low flow of bile from the liver. Test results help guide treatment decisions that can prevent liver damage.

By Barbara J. Toman • December 26, 2023

Maria Willrich, Ph.D., and Melissa Snyder, Ph.D., describe Mayo Clinic Laboratories' panel for proactive therapeutic drug monitoring of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. The panel expands options for clinicians assessing patients' response to infliximab and adalimumab.

By Barbara J. Toman • December 12, 2023

Identification of early-onset IBD patients may enable tailored treatment and surveillance plans. With over 50 genes implicated in early-onset IBD, genetic testing should be included in the workup of children under the age of six with IBD. Join Mayo Clinic, in this “Specialty Testing” webinar, for a discussion of this testing and its clinical application.

By MCL Education • November 18, 2023

Anne Tebo, Ph.D., explains how Mayo Clinic Laboratories' updated ALDG2 assay helps with the evaluation of patients with suspected autoimmune liver disease. The panel also helps with the evaluation of liver disease of unknown etiology.

By Barbara J. Toman • June 20, 2023

In this "Hot Topic," Melissa Snyder, Ph.D., provides a brief review of published guidelines for the diagnosis of celiac disease, with a specific focus on the role of laboratory testing.

By MCL Education • April 3, 2023

This "Specialty Testing" webinar describes a new serum test for bile acid malabsorption. Descriptions illustrate how the test can be used as a screening test and as a tool for therapeutic action.

By MCL Education • March 10, 2023

As someone affected by chronic liver disease, Susan Parrott knows how it feels to live in uncertainty. But every few months, the anxiety and doubt that shadow her life fade when Mayo Clinic Laboratories test results confirm her condition is in check and she can continue living life on her own terms.

By Robin Huiras-Carlson • March 6, 2023

Mayo Clinic Laboratories is committed to innovation that provides the right test at the right time for the right patients. That effort always starts with identifying gaps in patient care. Filling those gaps sometimes involves not developing new tests but finding ways to make existing tests more efficient and easier for patients.

By Barbara J. Toman • January 11, 2023

For Billy Dowell Jr., a competitive golfer, focus, determination, and course correction are essential to excelling at the sport. These skills, along with routine follow-up care and testing, are also important to navigating a life impacted by multiple chronic autoimmune conditions.

By Robin Huiras-Carlson • January 9, 2023

In this month's "Hot Topic," Melissa Snyder, Ph.D., co-director of the antibody immunology laboratory at Mayo Clinic, discusses celiac disease and the role of diagnostic testing algorithms.

By MCL Education • December 5, 2022

Puanani Hopson, D.O., explains how Mayo Clinic Laboratories’ malabsorption panel can provide timelier diagnosis for children with chronic diarrhea or unexplained weight loss. The novel panel, which bundles four existing tests, requires just one stool sample.

By Barbara J. Toman • November 15, 2022