Perspectives

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features a toddler who passed the following 15-cm long worm. What’s the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • January 16, 2019

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 Dr. Anil Parwani from The Ohio State University to talk about digital pathology.

By William Morice, II, M.D., Ph.D. • January 10, 2019

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features the following worm. She was ripped in half, and only the anterior end was submitted to us. If intact, she would have measured approximately 1 cm long. What’s the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • January 9, 2019

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features an arthropod that was donated to Dr. Pritt. What’s the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • January 2, 2019

Elizabeth Atneosen, a student in the Mayo Clinic Medical Laboratory Science program, discusses interesting applications she has learned thus far in the program.

By Elizabeth Atneosen • December 27, 2018

Discussion is an effective pedagogical strategy to facilitate a learning experience and assess understanding. Carrie Bowler, Program Manager of Staff Development in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, discusses the benefits of discussion as a strategy.

By Carrie Bowler • December 20, 2018

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features the following transmission electron microscopy images of a liquid-based stock culture that were used as a positive control. What’s the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • December 19, 2018

Kylie Reising, a student in the Mayo Clinic Medical Laboratory Science program, takes a look back on her Clinical Chemistry 1 course.

By Kylie Reising • December 13, 2018

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