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There have been concerns in the U.S. recently about the possible harmful side effects from absorbing gadolinium-based contrast agents into the body during some MRI exams. To address some of the anxiety and concerns over this issue, Paul Jannetto, Ph.D., DABCC, FAACC, and Joshua Bornhorst, Ph.D., DABCC, FAACC, Co-Directors of the Mayo Clinic Metals Laboratory and leading experts in this field, have compiled the following list of the most up-to-date information.

By Christoph Bahn • February 27, 2018

The National Kidney Foundation, the American Society for Clinical Pathology, and the nation’s leading laboratories and clinical laboratory societies have announced a new collaboration to remove barriers to testing for chronic kidney disease.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • February 27, 2018

Mayo Clinic and WuXi AppTec Group announced a joint venture to co-develop and deliver clinical diagnostic services in China. The new entity will accelerate the development of novel esoteric tests that both organizations will offer in their respective markets.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • January 9, 2018

Sparrow Health System has chosen Mayo Medical Laboratories as its primary reference laboratory for advanced laboratory testing, enhancing the availability of complex tests and making test results available more quickly to providers and patients through ISparrow, Sparrow’s electronic medical record.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • January 5, 2018

Mayo Medical Laboratories and National University Hospital (NUH) in Singapore are now electronically linked via the widely used and secure Health Level 7 interface, enabling NUH to order specialized Mayo laboratory tests and receive patient results in real time.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • December 5, 2017

sphingotec GmbH, a biotechnology company that develops biomarkers for the detection and management of diseases, has recently signed an agreement with Mayo Clinic to collaborate on the evaluation and use of several biomarkers that may improve the diagnosis of certain disease states, including kidney disease, breast cancer, sepsis, and cardiovascular disease.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • December 4, 2017

Preparing a Thanksgiving turkey can prove tricky for even the most experienced cooks. How big of a bird to select, how to thaw it in time, and how to avoid undercooking, overcooking or—even worse—food poisoning, are among the challenges faced by holiday chefs. Here are some tips from Mayo Clinic to help avoid turkey-related mishaps.

By Mayo Clinic News Network • November 23, 2017

Based on conversations with community-based laboratories around the country, we have developed this document that details some basic tips and common questions to consider when writing your organization’s next request for proposal. The questions are designed to elicit responses that not only distinguish competing laboratories, but they gather information about a reference laboratory that will help achieve your organizational goals.

By Andy Tofilon • November 16, 2017

In collaboration with G2 Intelligence and author Jeff Downs, Mayo Medical Laboratories has secured the rights for our clients to download, the G2 Special Report: “The Counter-Argument to Selling Your Hospital Lab.”

By Andy Tofilon • October 4, 2017

To coincide with American Red Cross recommendations, the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program has redefined eligibility guidelines for donors who have had a history of previous cancer diagnoses.

By apriljosselyn • August 8, 2017

A recent article in CAP Today discusses the pros and cons of hospital outreach programs, and whether or not a local laboratory should accept an offer to be purchased. Baystate Health, located in Springfield, Massachusetts, uses Mayo Medical Laboratories as its primary reference laboratory and discusses its unique partnership.

By Kelley Luedke • July 25, 2017

Celebrate World Blood Donor Day on Wednesday, June 14, by donating this life-saving gift and thanking blood donors who already give to the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center and other blood donation centers. World Blood Donor Day is a day to raise awareness and recognize those who give back by donating blood.

By apriljosselyn • June 14, 2017

Mayo Medical Laboratories has announced new functionality to help community-based hospital laboratories leverage their Epic electronic medical records.

By Andy Tofilon • April 18, 2017