Podcasts Answers from the Lab

This week on "Answers From the Lab," Shannon Bennett, director of Regulatory Affairs for Mayo Clinic’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, joins William Morice II, M.D., Ph.D., and Bobbi Pritt, M.D., to discuss tests that are developed by individual laboratories, rather than commercial manufacturers, and how upcoming regulation may affect those tests.

By Suzanne Ferguson • November 18, 2021

This week on the podcast, Elitza Theel, Ph.D., director of Mayo Clinic’s Infectious Diseases Serology Laboratory, joins "Answers From the Lab" with Bobbi Pritt, M.D. In this episode, Dr. Pritt and Dr. Theel discuss antibody testing for COVID-19, including why this testing is done and when it’s most useful.

By Suzanne Ferguson • November 11, 2021

William Morice II, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic and president of Mayo Clinic Laboratories, joins the "Answers From the Lab" podcast for his weekly leadership update with Bobbi Pritt, M.D. In this episode, Dr. Morice and Dr. Pritt discuss the state of COVID-19 now, along with factors that could influence how the pandemic plays out from here.

By Suzanne Ferguson • November 4, 2021

William Morice II, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic and president of Mayo Clinic Laboratories, joins the "Answers From the Lab" podcast for his weekly leadership update with Bobbi Pritt, M.D. As cases of COVID-19 fall in some areas of the country and rise in others, Dr. Morice and Dr. Pritt review where the pandemic stands, and emphasize that now is not the time to let our guard down.

By Suzanne Ferguson • October 21, 2021

William Morice II, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic and president of Mayo Clinic Laboratories, joins the "Answers From the Lab" podcast for his weekly leadership update with Bobbi Pritt, M.D. In this episode, Dr. Morice talks about his participation in President Biden’s Global COVID-19 Summit and discusses the toll the pandemic has taken on countries around the world.

By Suzanne Ferguson • October 7, 2021

This week on "Answers From the Lab,” William Morice II, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic and president of Mayo Clinic Laboratories, is joined for his weekly leadership update by Jason Hipp, M.D., Ph.D., chair of Mayo Clinic’s new Division of Computational Pathology and AI, to discuss how artificial intelligence and other forms of clinical informatics have the potential to transform laboratory medicine and pathology.

By Suzanne Ferguson • September 30, 2021

William Morice II, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic and president of Mayo Clinic Laboratories, joins the "Answers From the Lab" podcast for his weekly leadership update. In this episode, Dr. Morice and Bobbi Pritt, M.D., talk about the potential for a fall uptick in respiratory viruses, such as the flu and RSV, and explain the protection that an influenza vaccine can offer.

By Suzanne Ferguson • September 23, 2021

William Morice II, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic and president of Mayo Clinic Laboratories, joins the "Answers From the Lab" podcast for his weekly leadership update.

By Tracy Will • September 16, 2021

Ann Moyer, M.D., Ph.D., explains Mayo Clinic Labs’ new focused pharmacogenomics panel, a real-time, PCR-based testing approach that assesses 10 genes known for their drug-gene associations, to provide guidance on medication selection for patients across a variety of specialities.

By Samantha Rossi • September 14, 2021

William Morice II, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic and president of Mayo Clinic Laboratories, is on the "Answers From the Lab" podcast for his weekly leadership update. In this episode, Dr. Morice and Bobbi Pritt, M.D., are joined by Matthew Binnicker, Ph.D. The three delve into common myths about the COVID-19 vaccines, and emphasize that the vaccines are effective and safe.

By Samantha Rossi • September 2, 2021

William Morice II, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic and president of Mayo Clinic Laboratories, joins the "Answers From the Lab" podcast for his weekly leadership update. In this episode, Dr. Morice and Bobbi Pritt, M.D., explain COVID-19 vaccine boosters: what they are, how they work, and why they may be helpful in fighting the global pandemic.

By Samantha Rossi • August 19, 2021

Nancy Wengenack, Ph.D., director of the Mycology and Microbacteriology Laboratories in Mayo Clinic’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, joins the "Answers From the Lab" podcast this week. In this episode, Dr. Wengenack and Bobbi Pritt, M.D., discuss the fungal infection Candida auris.

By Samantha Rossi • August 12, 2021

William Morice II, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic and president of Mayo Clinic Laboratories, joins the "Answers From the Lab" podcast for his weekly leadership update. In this episode, Dr. Morice and Bobbi Pritt, M.D., talk about cases of COVID-19 being seen in people who are fully vaccinated and explain why that doesn’t mean the vaccines aren’t working.

By Samantha Rossi • August 5, 2021