Perspectives

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

In this sketchnote, Caroline Davidge-Pitts, M.B., B.Ch., and Todd Nippoldt, M.D., share inclusive terminology and lessons learned from Mayo Clinic’s Transgender Intersex Specialty Care Clinic.

By Theresa Malin • October 19, 2018

Elizabeth Atneosen, a student in the Mayo Clinic Medical Laboratory Science program, talks about the rewards of being in the program.

By Elizabeth Atneosen • October 18, 2018

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features a “worm” found in the cecum, an incidental finding during colonoscopy. It measures approximately 4 cm long. What’s the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • October 17, 2018

Janice Bergquist, Education Specialist at Mayo Medical Laboratories, provides the top seven reasons to embrace a mobile conference app.

By Janice Bergquist • October 11, 2018

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features a wet preparation of liver cyst fluid (40x objective). What’s the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • October 10, 2018

Pat Hlavka, CSP, Safety Coordinator at Mayo Clinic, discusses the importance of fire safety in the home, at work, and in the laboratory.

By Pat Hlavka • October 4, 2018

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case features a Nigerian male patient who returned to Belgium after having visited his relatives. He presented at the hospital, where a worm was extracted from his eye (length: 5 cm). What’s the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • October 3, 2018