Perspectives

Pat Hlavka, CSP, Safety Coordinator in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic, discusses the importance of off-the-job safety and offers a variety of resources for your employees.

By Pat Hlavka • May 25, 2017

Montana Smith, a student in Mayo Clinic’s Medical Laboratory Science program, reflects on her experience in the program.

By Montana Smith • May 24, 2017

Andy Cousin, FACHE, Director of Product Management and Marketing, interviews Amy Clayton, M.D., Division Chair of Anatomic Pathology at Mayo Clinic, about “disease-oriented groups,” which are multidisciplinary teams formed to establish a forum for the collegial discussion and decision making around the appropriate application of laboratory testing, pathology, and genetic profiling to best manage a particular condition.

By Andy Cousin • May 18, 2017

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features objects seen in a wet mount of a concentrated stool specimen. They measure less than 20 micrometers in dimension and do not have an apparent operculum. What is the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • May 17, 2017

Elissa Hall, Associate Director for Curriculum and Education Technology and an Assistant Professor at Mayo Clinic, discusses how the adoption of social media in education creates a flexible environment for facilitating collaborative, deeper learning by providing an avenue to network and dialogue with an international community.

By Elissa Hall • May 11, 2017

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case presents an object seen in a stool specimen from a patient in Cambodia. What is the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • May 10, 2017

Justin Kreuter, M.D., discusses the importance of identifying the “blind spots” in your career and shares some of his own experiences from a patient blood-management conference.

By Justin Kreuter, M.D. • May 8, 2017

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case presents material obtained from an ostomy bag. What is the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • May 3, 2017

Montana Smith, a student in Mayo Clinic’s Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) program, highlights her experience in Mayo Clinic’s Hospital Clinical Laboratory during MLS clinical rotations.

By Montana Smith • May 3, 2017

Mike Baisch, Systems Engineer at Mayo Clinic, discusses how to apply the staffing-to-workload methodology to a series of case studies. This post highlights a “basic” staffing model.

By Mike Baisch • April 27, 2017

Weather always seems to be at the forefront of people’s minds and discussions—especially in Minnesota. We are always commenting on needing more rain, that it’s too cold, or that a blizzard is on its way. Weather, however, is no trivial matter when it comes to safety. Pat Hlavka, CSP, Safety Coordinator in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic, discusses how a laboratory can be safe and prepared during severe weather.

By Pat Hlavka • April 20, 2017

Ali Addesso, a student in Mayo Clinic’s Medical Laboratory Science program, highlights her experience in Mayo Clinic’s Phlebotomy Laboratory during MLS clinical rotations.

By Ali Addesso • April 19, 2017

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case is from a middle-aged man from West Africa who presented with a chief complaint of worms in his stool. Four tan-white objects were received in saline, and an egg was expressed from one of them. What is the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • April 19, 2017