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Around 5 o’clock each morning, approximately 500 cranberry colored boxes arrive at Rochester International Airport from the Federal Express hub in Memphis, Tennessee. The boxes, created by Mayo Clinic Laboratories to allow FedEx staff to identify high-priority patient specimens destined for Mayo Clinic Laboratories, originate at medical institutions around the world and contain 35,000 unique specimens to be tested or analyzed at one of more than 65 specialty labs at Mayo Clinic.

By Mayo Clinic Alumni Association • April 18, 2019

Dietrich Matern, M.D., Ph.D., Division Chair of Laboratory Genetics in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology in Rochester, Minnesota, has been appointed as a new director on the board of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG).

By Molly Dee • April 12, 2019

Bobbi Pritt, M.D., Director of the Clinical Parasitology Laboratory and Co-Director of Vector-Borne Diseases Lab Services in Mayo Clinic’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, was recently featured in an article in CAP TODAY discussing how to recognize parasites in tissue.

By Hannah Crawford • March 22, 2019

Jennifer Jones lay in a hospital bed about to take her first breath with new lungs. Cystic fibrosis had stolen Jennifer’s breath, and so much more, over the years. A lung transplant gave her a chance to get some of it back.

By In the Loop • March 7, 2019

Maria Alice Willrich, Ph.D., was featured in an article in “360Dx” discussing therapeutic monoclonal antibodies (t-mAbs).

By Molly Dee • March 4, 2019

In April 2018, Frank Lonabaugh was driving when his hand slid down the steering wheel. Odd, he thought. Unusual. And looking back, the first sign of a problem that would lead Frank and his wife, Christine, from their home in Fort Myers, Florida, to Mayo Clinic’s campus in Rochester, Minnesota. “Mayo Clinic saved Frank’s life,” Christine says.

By In the Loop • March 1, 2019

At just 3 years old, Reid Gleeson’s passion is quite unique. He loves all things garbage. Mayo staff recently pulled some strings so Reid could get an insider’s look at the world of garbage.

By In the Loop • February 28, 2019

In an article about “titans who defined a new era in business during the last decade,” former Mayo Clinic President and CEO John Noseworthy, M.D., looked back on his tenure with gratitude.

By In the Loop • February 21, 2019

Every day a fleet of planes carrying Mayo Clinic patients — and thousands of pounds of cargo — flies into the Rochester International Airport.

By In the Loop • February 15, 2019

Bobbi Pritt, M.D., was recently elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology. AAM fellows are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology.

By Molly Dee • February 14, 2019

It’s not every day that Steelers fans Patrick Quandt and Dr. John Stulak meet an even bigger fan in the middle of Vikings country. So when they met young Seth Bayles, the connection was immediate.

By In the Loop • February 14, 2019

Mayo Clinic Laboratories employees showed their support for heart disease awareness on National Wear Red Day. As the number-one killer of women in the United States, National Wear Red Day was established by the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to raise awareness of this critical issue.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • February 12, 2019

Jane Hermansen, Outreach and Network Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester, Minnesota, recently authored an article featured in MedicalLab Management on outreach as a laboratory service line.

By Kelley Luedke • February 8, 2019