Respiratory Infections

In this month's "Hot Topic," Matthew Binnicker, Ph.D., discusses the use of multiplex panels for the diagnosis of respiratory infections and focuses on the clinical utility of these tests in the setting of upper respiratory tract infections.

By MCL Education • June 6, 2022

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

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,” Robin Patel, M.D., will discuss the bacteria that cause pertussis, also known as whooping cough. Pertussis is highly contagious and spreads rapidly through families, schools, and hospitals. While adults and children may have relatively mild symptoms, the disease can be deadly for infants and newborns.

By Robin Patel, M.D. • October 1, 2018