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The cover of the December issue of Clinical Chemistry features physicians and scientists in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP) at Mayo Clinic for their American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Learning Lab work.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • December 28, 2018

Patients nearing the end of life often have loved ones who can be by their side and offer comfort. But when they don’t, Mayo volunteers make sure the patient is not alone.

By In the Loop • December 27, 2018

Years ago, a one-horse open sleigh was the preferred method of transportation in winter. A new exhibit on the Mayo Campus in Rochester, Minnesota, features, among other historical tidbits on frontier medicine, a story of a sleigh ride gone awry for Dr. W. W. Mayo.

By In the Loop • December 20, 2018

Robin Patel, M.D., Chair of the Division of Clinical Microbiology in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, was recently featured in Clinical Laboratory News about antibiotic-resistant infections and shortening the time to identify organisms and resistance.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • December 17, 2018

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Asian longhorned tick has spread across nine states since it first appeared in the U.S. 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, discusses the risks.

By Kelley Luedke • December 14, 2018

Jennifer Koski from the Post-Bulletin recently had the pleasure of talking to the woman who bought Sister Antoine’s desk. Sister Antoine died in February at 104 years old and was the last surviving sister to have worked with the Mayo Brothers.

By Alyssa Frank • December 13, 2018

Nikola Baumann, Ph.D., Director of the Central Clinical Laboratory and Central Processing Laboratory at Mayo Clinic, was recently featured in CAP Today about biotin interference. According to findings of a Mayo Clinic study, biotin use is not rare, and don’t count on it being listed in the patient’s electronic medical record.

By Kelley Luedke • December 11, 2018

Joseph Parisi, M.D., and Bobbi Pritt, M.D., have both received the 2018 Distinguished Educator Award. The award honors Mayo Clinic staff members who have made substantial and continued contributions to Mayo’s educational mission.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • December 7, 2018

A program that connects patients with writers, visual artists, and musicians at Mayo Clinic offers a type of care that has nothing to do with tests or treatments.

By In the Loop • December 6, 2018

Sean Pittock, M.D., and Andrew McKeon, M.B., B.Ch., M.D., were featured in a Post Bulletin series about autoimmune neurology disorders and the research and services that Mayo Clinic offers patients.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • December 5, 2018

Justin Kreuter, M.D., Medical Director of Mayo Clinic’s Blood Donor Program, discusses the importance of giving blood during the winter season on KAAL TV (channel 6 ABC news).

By Kelley Luedke • December 4, 2018

Maria Alice Willrich, Ph.D., Consultant in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, and Paula Ladwig, Development Tech Coordinator, at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, authored an article in Clinical Laboratory News on mass spectrometry applications for monoclonal antibody therapeutics.

By Kelley Luedke • December 3, 2018

Maria Alice Willrich, Ph.D., Consultant in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, authored an article in Clinical Laboratory News on a new role for clinical laboratories in monitoring therapeutic monoclonal antibodies.

By Kelley Luedke • November 30, 2018