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Being able to identify SARS-CoV-2 in tissue is key to better understand the virus that causes COVID-19. Now, a first-of-its-kind test that detects SARS-CoV-2 in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue is available from Mayo Clinic Laboratories.

By Tracy Will • February 10, 2021

At the beginning of the pandemic, pooled testing was seen as a way to potentially conserve valuable testing resources, but logistical hurdles and other challenges have limited its usefulness.

By Tracy Will • January 29, 2021

Beginning Jan. 26, all air travelers entering the U.S. from other countries will need a negative COVID-19 test result before they can board their flights.

By Tracy Will • January 22, 2021

Dendritic cells play a crucial role in the body's immune response. Research has shown that too few of these cells in the blood may signal a defect in innate immunity. Up to this point, however, no clinical test has been available to count dendritic cells.

By Tracy Will • January 13, 2021

Mayo Clinic Laboratories and American Hospital Dubai announce a strategic partnership aimed at improving advanced laboratory diagnostics in the Dubai region. Under the agreement, the two organizations will begin delivering laboratory testing through a collaboration based out of American Hospital Dubai in early 2021.

By Suzanne Ferguson • January 7, 2021

William Morice II, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic and president of Mayo Clinic Laboratories, joins the "Answers From the Lab" podcast for his weekly leadership update. In this episode, Dr. Morice and Bobbi Pritt, M.D., discuss the new COVID-19 variants that are emerging and how those variants could have an impact on the pandemic going forward.

By Samantha Rossi • January 7, 2021

Patrice Brown, PA(ASCP), shares her story of growing up in Virginia and moving to Rochester, Minnesota to work at Mayo Clinic. She also shares her unique perspective of traveling internationally as COVID-19 was starting to spread.

By Christoph Bahn • January 6, 2021

William Morice II, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic and president of Mayo Clinic Laboratories, joins the "Answers From the Lab" podcast for his weekly leadership update. In this episode, Dr. Morice and Bobbi Pritt, M.D., look back at how the COVID-19 pandemic reshaped laboratory medicine throughout 2020.

By Samantha Rossi • December 31, 2020

Amir Sadighi Akha, M.D., D.Phil., lab section director for Mayo Clinic's Cellular and Molecular Immunology Laboratory, joins this episode of the "Answers From the Lab" podcast. Dr. Sadighi Akha and Bobbi Pritt, M.D., discuss dendritic cell enumeration — a new test offered through Mayo Clinic Laboratories that is the only clinical test of its kind currently available in the U.S.

By Samantha Rossi • December 22, 2020

Dr. Graham recalls how his upbringing influenced his outlook on life and discusses the power of investing in relationships.

By Christoph Bahn • December 18, 2020

Aimee Boerger, who works at Mayo Clinic Laboratories, was among the staff members who shared their stories.

By Tracy Will • December 18, 2020

At the beginning of the pandemic, Mayo Clinic and its partners across the state worked tirelessly to ramp up testing, investigate treatment, and explore vaccine development.

By Tracy Will • December 18, 2020

William Morice II, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic and president of Mayo Clinic Laboratories, joins the "Answers From the Lab" podcast for his weekly leadership update. In this episode, Dr. Morice and Bobbi Pritt, M.D., talk about the increased interest in health care professions, including those in laboratory medicine, that has been spurred on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Samantha Rossi • December 17, 2020