Hot Topic

In this “Hot Topic,” Paul Jannetto, Ph.D., highlights Mayo Clinic Laboratories’ AI-augmented kidney stone test and discusses the proper procedures for collecting and processing kidney stones to provide accurate, cost-effective analysis of patients’ kidney stones in a timely manner.

By MCL Education • April 12, 2023

In this "Hot Topic," Melissa Snyder, Ph.D., provides a brief review of published guidelines for the diagnosis of celiac disease, with a specific focus on the role of laboratory testing.

By MCL Education • April 3, 2023

In this month's "Hot Topic," Brad Karon, M.D., Ph.D., reviews pediatric venipuncture volumes in this year’s Phlebotomy Top Gun case-based presentation as requested by previous Phlebotomy conference attendees.

By MCL Education • March 15, 2023

In this month's "Hot Topic," Christopher Klein, M.D., and Zhiyv (Neal) Niu, Ph.D., discuss how Mayo Clinic’s neuropathy and neuromuscular gene panels have enhanced patient care.

By MCL Education • March 6, 2023

In this month's "Hot Topic," Eoin Flanagan, M.B., B. Ch., discusses the important issue of autoimmune encephalitis misdiagnosis and identifies red flags that be useful in clinical practice to suggest alternative diagnoses and highlight antibodies that sometimes cause confusion.

By MCL Education • February 20, 2023

In this month's "Hot Topic," Elitza Theel, Ph.D., shares the recommended approach to serologic testing for assessment or infection with coccidioides.

By MCL Education • February 6, 2023

In this month's "Hot Topic," Linnea Baudhuin, Ph.D., discusses Mayo Clinic Laboratories’ up-to-date gene panel tests for cardiomyopathies and arrhythmias, connective tissue and vascular fragility disorders, dyslipidemias, and congenital heart disease.

By MCL Education • January 9, 2023

In this month's "Hot Topic," Melissa Snyder, Ph.D., co-director of the antibody immunology laboratory at Mayo Clinic, discusses celiac disease and the role of diagnostic testing algorithms.

By MCL Education • December 5, 2022

In this month's "Hot Topic," Kevin Halling, M.D., Ph.D., discusses new next generation sequencing testing for various tumor types and the rationale for the enhancements that were made; reviews gene additions that are now available in each of the panels; and briefly speaks about the work that was done to validate cytology specimens for use in the subpanels.

By MCL Education • November 7, 2022

In this month's "Hot Topic," David Viswanatha, M.D., discusses updates to Mayo Clinic's next-generation sequencing (NGS) for myeloid neoplasm evaluation, involving new test targets, the rationale for new genetic regions, alignments with the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines and germline predisposition targets.

By MCL Education • October 24, 2022

In this month's "Hot Topic," Anja Roden, M.D., discusses the role of PD-L1 interaction in the immune system, challenges of PD-L1 testing, and current PD-L1 companion testing in various tumor types.

By MCL Education • August 22, 2022

In this month's "Hot Topic," Rajiv Pruthi, M.B.B.S., discusses heparin induced thrombocytopenia (HIT), approach diagnosis, and the role of the functional serotonin release assay (SRA).

By MCL Education • August 1, 2022

In this month's "Hot Topic," Robin Patel, M.D., discusses how the use of multiplex tests may reduce the turnaround time for identifying the cause of bloodstream infections, and how this might impact antibiotic stewardship and patient outcomes.

By MCL Education • July 11, 2022