Perspectives

Mike Baisch, Systems Engineer at Mayo Clinic, discusses the mechanics of performing a staffing-to-workload analysis in the testing laboratories. There are three primary areas of focus with staffing needs: direct effort, indirect effort, and operational needs. This post focuses on indirect effort.

By Mike Baisch • March 2, 2017

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case presents a young male patient with a two-week history of epigastric pain and vomiting. Physical examination was normal, and a complete blood count showed only a mild anemia (hemoglobin of 9.8 g/dL). An ultrasound of the abdomen was normal, and so an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy was performed. What is the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • March 1, 2017

Montana Smith, a student in Mayo Clinic’s Medical Laboratory Science class of 2017, discusses her transition from classroom learning to working in the laboratory.

By Montana Smith • March 1, 2017

Andy Cousin, FACHE, Director of Product Management and Marketing, and Tammy Fletcher, Administrator of Value-Based Services, for Mayo Mayo Medical Laboratories, discuss learnings that helped Mayo’s laboratories build a sound utilization management program aimed at reducing total cost of care.

By Andy Cousin • February 23, 2017

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. In this week’s case, a previously healthy toddler began acting unusually fussy and refused to ambulate. Examination reviewed a thin black object under the skin of her right foot. What is the identification?

By Kelley Luedke • February 22, 2017

Justin Kreuter, M.D., discusses continuing medical education and why it is important in his laboratory medicine practice.

By Justin Kreuter, M.D. • February 16, 2017

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. In this week’s case, structures were seen in the stool of a young child. What is the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • February 15, 2017

Ali Addesso, a student in Mayo Clinic’s Medical Laboratory Science program, discusses her experience in presenting the program to local high school students through Mayo’s Exploring Program.

By Ali Addesso • February 15, 2017

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. In this week’s case, structures were seen in a concentrated stool specimen and measured approximately 75 micrometers in greatest dimension (2.5 micrometers per line on the scale bar). What is the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • February 8, 2017

Employees often ask our Ergonomics Department, “What is the most important part of having a good workstation?” The answer—A fully adjustable chair. Sandra Woolley, Ph.D., Certified Professional Ergonomist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, provides an overview.

By Sandra Woolley, Ph.D. • February 7, 2017

Andrew Norgan, M.D, Ph.D., Chief Resident for the Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency Program, provides an overview of Mayo Clinic PathWays.

By Andrew Norgan, M.D, Ph.D. • February 2, 2017

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. In this week’s case, small white motile objects were seen in a infant’s stool specimen by the mother, and a stool ova and parasite exam were ordered. What is the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • February 1, 2017

Alex Harker, a student in Mayo Clinic’s medical laboratory science class of 2017, discusses the unique learning style in Mayo’s medical laboratory science program.

By Alex Harker • February 1, 2017