Microbiology / Infectious Disease
Bobbi Pritt, M.D., Director of the Clinical Parasitology Lab and Co-Director of Vector-Borne Diseases Lab Services in Mayo Clinic’s Department of Lab Medicine and Pathology, discusses a unique story with Outbreak News about a man, who claimed he ate sushi daily, who presented to his doctor a 5½ foot-long tapeworm. Listen to the podcast.
In this month’s “Hot Topic,” Elitza Theel, Ph.D. will discuss a new interferon-gamma release assay that can assist in the detection of individuals that are infected with tuberculosis.
The Rochester Post-Bulletin recently highlighted Bobbi Pritt, M.D.'s, “Creepy, Dreadful, Wonderful Parasites” blog, which celebrated its 10-year anniversary in October with a parasite-themed art contest and giveaways.
In this month’s “Hot Topic,” Elitza Theel, Ph.D., discusses how the use of syndromic molecular panels may improve the coverage for detecting infectious agents and reduce the turnaround time for reporting results.
Mayo Clinic and the University of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health have launched a four-tiered joint project to better characterize and further assist in the detection of vector-borne infectious diseases in Belize.
In this month’s "Hot Topic," Bobbi Pritt, M.D., will discuss a powerful new technology called "multiplex molecular testing" that can assist in the diagnosis of gastrointestinal infections.
In this month’s "Hot Topic," Matt Binnicker, Ph.D., explains how syndromic testing can be used to diagnose viral and bacterial respiratory infections, the advantages of using this method, and when a syndromic respiratory panel should be ordered.
In the war against microbes, human beings are vastly outnumbered—and losing the weapons race.
Bobbi Pritt, M.D., Director of the Clinical Parasitology Laboratory and Co-Director of Mayo’s Vector-Borne Diseases Laboratory Services, co-authored an article review in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology on an update on malaria diagnostics and test utilization.
An algorithm is a step-by-step procedure to guide clinicians and laboratorians in appropriate laboratory test ordering.
In the United States, Lyme disease is caused by "Borrelia burgdorferi" and "Borrelia mayonii" bacteria, carried primarily by "black-legged" or "deer ticks." To learn more about Lyme disease, the Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and its reference laboratory Mayo Medical Laboratories have developed “The ABCs of Lyme Disease” flash cards.