Perspectives

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features a whole slide image of an H&E-stained section from a bladder resection. What’s the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • December 12, 2018

Mike Baisch, Principal Systems Engineer at Mayo Clinic, is kicking off a blog series that will discuss a methodology that can be used in the design of a new laboratory space or the redesign of an existing laboratory space.

By Mike Baisch • December 6, 2018

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features a stool specimen from a traveler returning from Iran. No clinical data is available, nor any additional lab results. The photos show structures that were found in the patient’s stools. The average size of these objects is 42 x 25 µm. What’s the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • December 5, 2018

Pat Hlavka, CSP, Safety Coordinator at Mayo Clinic, provides recommendations and resources to give the gift of safety this holiday season.

By Pat Hlavka • November 29, 2018

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features a small “worm” following removal during screening colonoscopy. It was tan-white and measured approximately 1.3 cm in length. The following are photos of its microscopic appearance. What’s the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • November 28, 2018

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features a Thanksgiving theme. Which parasites can you get from eating undercooked turkey (the centerpiece of the classic Thanksgiving day feast)? Here is one of them in a squash preparation of a brain biopsy. What’s the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • November 21, 2018

In this “Chat with the Chair” podcast, William Morice, II, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and President of Mayo Clinic Laboratories, sits down with Scott Beck, Senior Vice President of MCL, to welcome him into his new role.

By William Morice, II, M.D., Ph.D. • November 15, 2018

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features the following object that was seen in a urine sediment. It was initially moving, but very quickly died. It measures approximately 130 micrometers in length. What’s the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • November 14, 2018

Thomas Huntley, MT(ASCP), Education Coordinator, discusses how to give effective feedback to diminish undesired behaviors, provide the opportunity for others to grow, strengthen interpersonal relationships, and discover personal changes that you could make too.

By Thomas Huntley, MT (ASCP) • November 8, 2018

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features a 45-year-old female patient who was suspected of having an infection with “Strongyloides stercoralis.” A stool specimen was provided for Baermann concentration. The following structure was found, measuring about 300 µm in extended state. What’s the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • November 7, 2018

Reilly Hannon, a student in the Mayo Clinic Medical Laboratory Science program, reflects on her course in hemostasis.

By Reilly Hannon • November 1, 2018

In this “Chat with the Chair” podcast, William Morice, II, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and President of Mayo Medical Laboratories, sits down with Benjamin Kipp, Ph.D., Director of the Advanced Diagnostic Laboratory at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, to learn more about the lab’s research and purpose.

By William Morice, II, M.D., Ph.D. • October 25, 2018

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features an elderly woman who presented with a 2-week history of 10 pruritic burning nodules involving her left upper arm, face, breast, chest, trunk, and legs. What’s the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • October 24, 2018