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Influenza is a serious viral infection that can cause illness, hospitalizations, and thousands of deaths every year in the U.S. To learn more about influenza, the Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and its reference laboratory Mayo Medical Laboratories have developed “The ABCs of Influenza” flash cards.

By Alyssa Frank • March 8, 2016

Mayo Clinic researchers, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and health officials from Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin, have discovered a new bacterial species that causes Lyme disease in people.

By gmchiri • February 2, 2016

Winter storm Jonas has disrupted transportation across the eastern half of the U.S., causing flight delays and cancellations in states from Tennessee to the Carolinas to New York. Mayo Medical Laboratories (MML) Transportation is tracking and expediting shipments delayed on FedEx and commercial airlines. In areas where courier service will be affected, MML clients will be notified of any changes by their local courier. MML is working with the airlines and our courier network to minimize any delays and restore service as quickly as possible.

By gmchiri • January 22, 2016

Due to the Christmas holiday, recognized on Friday, Dec. 25, and the New Year’s holiday, recognized on Friday, Jan. 1, Mayo Medical Laboratories’ specimen pickup and delivery schedule will be altered. To ensure that your specimen vitality and turn-around time are not affected, plan ahead and note that no pickups or deliveries will be made on Dec. 25 or Jan. 1 by our couriers or FedEx.

By gmchiri • December 21, 2015

Mayo Clinic has taken the top spot on the Gartner Inc. annual Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 ranking. The 2015 ranking recognizes companies across the health-care value chain that demonstrate leadership in improving patient care and lowering costs.

By gmchiri • December 14, 2015

Stephen Thibodeau Ph.D., a consultant in Mayo Medical Laboratories’ Molecular Genetics Laboratory, along with Iftikhar Kullo, M.D., has received a four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which will support research that incorporates DNA sequence information into electronic medical records.

By gmchiri • December 7, 2015

Viewics, Inc., a provider of health care analytics solutions, and Mayo Clinic recently signed an agreement that will use Viewics analytics platform to drive key initiatives for safety, service, costs, and quality.

By gmchiri • October 15, 2015

Mayo Medical Laboratories (MML) has launched new website updates, which include navigation enhancements to improve user experience and a significant redesign of our ‘About Us’ section.

By gmchiri • September 16, 2015

Due to the Labor Day holiday, observed Monday, Sept. 7 in the United States, Mayo Medical Laboratories’ specimen pickup and delivery schedule will be altered. To ensure that your specimen vitality and turn-around time are not affected, plan ahead and note that no pickups or deliveries will be made on Sept. 7 by our couriers or FedEx.

By Kelley Luedke • September 1, 2015

A team of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center scientists has been awarded a Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant in multiple myeloma from the National Cancer Institute. The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is one of only three cancer centers to receive a SPORE grant for multiple myeloma cancer research.

By Kelley Luedke • August 31, 2015

On Tuesday, Aug. 18, DLMP staff and local Rochester leadership celebrated the grand opening of the Superior Drive Support Center expansion building. More than 1,000 employees and guests toured the new addition during the open house.

By Kelley Luedke • August 26, 2015

Diadexus, Inc., a diagnostics company developing and commercializing products that aid in the prediction of cardiac disease risk, and Mayo Clinic recently signed an agreement to collaborate in the areas of education, research, and innovation on the PLAC® Test for Lp‑PLA2 Activity. The test, which has been cleared by the FDA, is used to help identify risk for coronary heart disease in patients with no history of cardiovascular events.

By Kelley Luedke • July 27, 2015

Mayo Clinic reports that in the summer months, its physicians see an increase in patients being treated, and even hospitalized, for tick-borne illnesses. To protect you against tick-borne diseases, the Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and its reference laboratory Mayo Medical Laboratories have developed “The ABCs of Ticks” flash cards.

By Kelley Luedke • July 1, 2015