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 April Josselyn • 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 April Josselyn • 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

Andy Cousin, FACHE, Director of Product Management and Marketing for Mayo Medical Laboratories, is attending this year's ACHE Congress on Health Care Leadership conference in Chicago. He will be sharing his thoughts and photos from the conference. Follow along his live blog.

By Andy Cousin • March 27, 2017

A recent article in MedicalLab Management, authored by Mayo Clinic staff, discusses how to sustain reduced blood-culture contamination in clinical laboratories.

By Kelley Luedke • March 27, 2017

Infectious diarrhea is a common and usually self-limited illness. While most patients with infectious causes of diarrhea will get better on their own, there are certain scenarios in which testing is indicated. The The FilmArray gastrointestinal panel is a multiplex PCR test delivering rapid and cost-effective testing results. It is capable of detecting DNA or RNA of 22 pathogens in approximately 1 hour from stool submitted to the laboratory.

By Kelley Luedke • January 15, 2016