Gastrointestinal Infections

In this month's "Hot Topic," Bobbi Pritt, M.D., describes the challenges to traditional microscopy for the detection of protozoa in stool specimens, lists potential uses of artificial intelligence in parasite detection, and discusses workflow modifications that may be needed when implementing digital slide scanning and AI-assisted interpretation.

By MCL Education • June 5, 2023

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

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

An algorithm is a step-by-step procedure to guide clinicians and laboratorians in appropriate laboratory test ordering.

By Brent Westra • July 28, 2017

The new Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel, PCR, Feces test is now available to the Mayo Clinic practice and Mayo Medical Laboratories clients.

By Brent Westra • March 10, 2016

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