Microbiology / Infectious Disease

Nancy Wengenack, Ph.D. gives an overview of this test available through Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She discusses when this testing should be ordered, how this testing compares to other testing approaches, and what clinical action can be taken due to the results of this testing.

By Emily Linginfelter • July 6, 2020

PACE
This “Specialty Testing” webinar will serve as a live virtual town hall for Mayo Clinic Laboratories clients, and will cover the latest in COVID-19 testing. This event will feature experts who were directly involved in the development of Mayo Clinic's molecular, antibody, and antigen testing. They will address the current state of testing and answer audience questions.

By MCL Education • June 6, 2020

In this month’s “Hot Topic,” Matthew Binnicker, Ph.D., will provide an overview of coronaviruses associated with severe respiratory illness, review the two main laboratory tests, and discuss the factors that influence the sensitivity of PCR for detecting SARS-CoV-2 in patients with COVID-19.

By MCL Education • May 4, 2020

In this month’s “Hot Topic,” Robin Patel, M.D., will discuss the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection in an era of antimicrobial resistance.

By MCL Education • March 16, 2020

Nancy Wengenack, Ph.D. gives an overview of this test available through Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She discusses when this testing should be ordered, how this testing compares to other testing approaches, and what clinical action can be taken due to the results of this testing.

By Emily Linginfelter • February 25, 2020

In this month’s “Hot Topic,” Elitza Theel, Ph.D., talks about Mayo Clinic Laboratories’ serologic and molecular testing for the identification of infection with dengue virus. Dengue virus poses a significant public health threat worldwide. Rapid and accurate identification of the infection enables directed monitoring of patients who may be at increased risk of developing hemorrhagic fever of dengue shock syndrome.

By MCL Education • January 6, 2020

Bobbi Pritt, M.D., was recently featured in Rochester Magazine on how her work impacts patients around the world.

By Suzanne Ferguson • November 14, 2019

Leading the charge to help educate and find solutions to the antimicrobial resistance crisis is Robin Patel, M.D., as she recently served on a congressional briefing panel.

By Suzanne Ferguson • November 7, 2019

Matthew Binnicker, Ph.D., Director of the Clinical Virology Laboratory in the Division of Clinical Microbiology at Mayo Clinic, recently spoke with Consultant360 regarding testing for viral gastroenteritis.

By Suzanne Ferguson • October 10, 2019

Elitza Theel, Ph.D., Director of the Infectious Diseases Serology Laboratory, discusses eastern equine encephalitis virus, which is spread via mosquito bite.

By Suzanne Ferguson • October 3, 2019

In this month’s “Hot Topic,” Elitza Theel, Ph.D., will discuss the detection of (1→3)-β-D-glucan (BDG) in serum as a biomarker for the presence of invasive fungal infections.

By MCL Education • September 9, 2019

Shotgun metagenomic sequencing is a revolutionary new way to detect infectious organisms. Based on a recent study at Mayo, the tool has already shown great promise in identifying the causes of prosthetic joint infections, which have been challenging to identify.

By Christoph Bahn • August 9, 2019

Antimicrobial susceptibility testing determines whether these bacteria are susceptible or resistant to a particular antibiotic. Bacteria are added onto plates of solid agar, where each plate has a different and increasing concentration of antibiotic than the previous plate. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) is the lowest concentration of an antimicrobial that inhibits growth of the bacteria.

By Christoph Bahn • July 22, 2019