Gastroenterology

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 Robin Huiras-Carlson • 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

Ann Moyer, M.D., Ph.D., discusses TPNUQ, Mayo Clinic Laboratories' genotyping test for identifying patients at risk for thiopurine toxicity. Used prior to therapy initiation, our assay evaluates for nuances in both TPMT and NUDT15, which have associations to thiopurine metabolization.

By Barbara J. Toman • April 5, 2022

In this month's "Hot Topic," Alicia Algeciras, Ph.D., DABCC, and Joshua Bornhorst, Ph.D., DABCC, discuss Alzheimer's disease CSF biomarkers.

By MCL Education • February 7, 2022

PACE/State of CA/State of FL - In this month’s “Virtual Lecture,” Michael Camilleri, M.D., discusses the leaky gut, helping to understand components of the intestinal barrier, how to measure its permeability, review literature about effects that stress and diet have on permeability, and takes a futuristic look at barrier disfunction in the context of inflammatory bowel disease.

By MCL Education • October 21, 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

Mayo Clinic Laboratories now offers a noninvasive approach for the molecular detection of H. pylori, with results that include prediction of clarithromycin resistance delivered within 24 hours.

By Tracy Will • May 12, 2021

This "Pathways" program provides an Anatomic Pathology case that includes a history, potential answers, rationale, and relevant references. This case sub-specialty is Gastroenterology Pathology and Surgical Pathology.

By MCL Education • April 9, 2021

This "Pathways" program provides an Anatomic Pathology case that includes a history, potential answers, rationale, and relevant references. This case sub-specialty is Gastroenterology Pathology and Surgical Pathology.

By MCL Education • April 9, 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

Puanani Hopson, D.O., a Mayo Clinic pediatric gastroenterologist, explains the pancreatic elastase test — a screening test that can be useful when symptoms point to the possibility of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. Dr. Hopson reviews when this test should be ordered, how it compares to other test options, and how its results can guide further evaluation.

By Samantha Rossi • January 19, 2021

A small but in-depth study conducted a postmortem evaluation of the heart tissue of 15 patients with COVID-19, including the first postmortem cardiac findings of three patients who had cleared the virus.

By Mayo Clinic News Network • December 3, 2020