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Summer fun often includes hiking, biking, and just enjoying the great outdoors. But hanging out in parks or walking on trails also invites ticks to hop a ride. Read this post to learn four tips from the Mayo Clinic Parasitology Laboratory for arming yourself against these unwanted visitors.

By Andrew Tofilon • July 10, 2014

Independence Day, observed on Friday, July 4, is a U.S. national holiday. Due to the holiday, 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 July 4 by our couriers or FedEx.

By Kelley Luedke • July 3, 2014

N-of-One, the leading provider of clinical interpretation for precision medicine in oncology, will provide Mayo Clinic access to clinical interpretation information to aid in highly complex molecular diagnostics.

By Andrew Tofilon • May 21, 2014

Mayo Clinic and Mayo Medical Laboratories announce the launch of CANCP, a new gene panel cancer test to help tailor therapies to the individual patient based on the unique genomic signature of the patient’s tumor.

By Kelley Luedke • April 28, 2014

Due to the Christmas and New Year’s holidays in the United States, Mayo Medical Laboratories will be adjusting its courier and carrier schedules. FedEx shipments tendered on Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 31 will be delivered on Thursday. Mayo couriers will make pickups on Tuesdays, but the routes/times may need to be adjust to accommodate carrier schedules. Normal pickups and deliveries will resume on Thursday.

By Andrew Tofilon • December 23, 2013

Due to a limited dry ice capacity on the Memphis to Rochester 757 flight, FedEx had to divert MML dry ice shipments from Rochester to Minneapolis, which resulted in delivery delays up to three hours. After being challenged by MML, FedEx responded with a plan to reconfigure its entire fleet of 757s to add 600 kg more dry ice capacity per flight to eliminate shipment diversions to Minneapolis.

By Kelley Luedke • December 11, 2013

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday in the United States, Mayo Medical Laboratories will be operating under revised courier/carrier schedules. FedEx shipments tendered on Wednesday, Nov. 27 will be delivered Friday, Nov. 29. Mayo couriers and FedEx will not make pickups or deliveries on Thursday. All couriers have been given instructions on how to ensure specimen stability throughout this period.

By Andrew Tofilon • November 25, 2013

Mayo Clinic Care Network adds first Colorado member, Aspen Valley Hospital. Aspen Valley Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital that has received national awards for patient satisfaction from Avatar International and was recently named one of the top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the country.

By Kelley Luedke • November 20, 2013

Due to Winter Storm Nemo and the Massachusetts governor’s mandate to stay off of the roads, Mayo Medical Laboratories New England will close at 2:00 p.m. (EST) on Friday Feb. 8 and reopen at 12:01 a.m. (EST) Sunday, Feb 10. All samples will be stabilized and results will be reported as soon as possible. We will update this post with more information, if necessary.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • February 8, 2013