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As Tropical Storm Nicole approaches Florida, the Mayo Clinic Laboratories Florida location will close tonight, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. ET, as a safety precaution. The location will remain closed through 7:30 p.m. ET tomorrow, Nov. 10.

By Suzanne Ferguson • November 9, 2022

Darci Block, Ph.D., co-director of the Central Clinical Lab in Mayo Clinic’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology in Rochester, Minnesota, discusses how and when autoverification is used and not used to help verify the approximately 8,000 specimens that are sent to the department’s Central Clinical Lab every day.

By Cory Pedersen • September 7, 2022

William Morice II, M.D., Ph.D., president of Mayo Clinic Laboratories, shares his concerns about the VALID Act, which if passed would give the FDA oversight of laboratory-developed tests. VALID could hamper labs’ test development activity, increase costs for labs, and disproportionately affect smaller labs or those with fewer resources. It could also lead to more test development partnerships and lab collaboration.

By Luci Gens • July 29, 2022

Results of a new study by researchers at Mayo Clinic and Washington State University show that hydrogen peroxide-producing e-bandages may be an effective alternative to antibiotics for managing infected wounds.  

By Cory Pedersen • July 25, 2022

Diagnostic tests are a critical part of America’s health infrastructure and helping people live healthier lives. But in a recent op-ed published on RealClearPolicy, William Morice II, M.D., president of Mayo Clinic Laboratories and Matt Sause, president and CEO of Roche Diagnostics North America, explain how the well-intended Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA) puts vital diagnostic tests at risk.

By Luci Gens • July 13, 2022

Mayo Clinic Laboratories has validated the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's test kit for monkeypox and will begin to ramp up testing.

By Suzanne Ferguson • July 11, 2022

Mayo Clinic is the first and only PCD Foundation accredited center for the diagnosis of primary ciliary dyskinesia, a rare and debilitating lung disease.

By Suzanne Ferguson • July 7, 2022

Mayo Clinic Laboratories' rapid response to public health threats has been honed during outbreaks of viruses like 2009’s H1N1 influenza, Zika, Ebola and, most recently, COVID-19. Before COVID-19, laboratory staff were already experts in developing and implementing new tests — but never on such an aggressive timeline.

By Barbara J. Toman • June 28, 2022

The Department of Health and Human Services has named Mayo Clinic Laboratories as one of five commercial laboratories to expand access and capacity for monkeypox testing.

By Suzanne Ferguson • June 23, 2022

Today's Highlights Include: Walz signs ALS bill by senator with the disease, Health Fusion: A farm family's journey from tragedy to gratefulness through organ donation, and google Search will soon let you book checkups and other medical appointments.

By Chantell Canfield • April 1, 2022

Mayo Clinic researchers have developed and validated a new antibody test to diagnose multiple sclerosis (MS). The new test is an automated and cost-effective method compared to other tests used to diagnose MS, according to the research published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The test is now available through Mayo Clinic Laboratories.

By Suzanne Ferguson • March 24, 2022

Starting mid-November, you will notice enhancements to We are building a better website for you, our clients, to ensure the best experience possible. We’re moving toward a simpler, more intuitive and customized experience, making it easier to do business with us.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • November 18, 2021

Dr. Bobbi Pritt recently joined the Board of Governors of the College of American Pathologists — the world's largest organization of board-certified pathologists.

By Tracy Will • November 11, 2021