Podcasts Answers from the Lab

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, 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 importance of properly interpreting lab test results, and they review the crucial difference between screening tests and diagnostic tests.

By Suzanne Ferguson • February 10, 2022

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, 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 set the record straight on some common misinformation about COVID-19 that’s been circulating recently.

By Suzanne Ferguson • February 3, 2022

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, 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 look beyond the borders of the United States and discuss the impact COVID-19 is having around the world.

By Suzanne Ferguson • January 27, 2022

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 talk about the increased availability of antigen tests for COVID-19 and review when it’s most appropriate to use an antigen test.

By Suzanne Ferguson • January 20, 2022

On this week’s episode of the "Answers From the Lab" podcast, Bobbi Pritt, M.D., is joined by Matthew Binnicker, Ph.D., chair of Mayo Clinic’s Division of Clinical Microbiology. Dr. Pritt and Dr. Binnicker discuss the current state of laboratory testing for COVID-19 amid the omicron surge, as well the status of testing for other common respiratory viruses, including influenza.

By Suzanne Ferguson • January 13, 2022

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, 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 current surge in COVID-19 cases that’s being fueled by the omicron variant, and what it could mean for the pandemic as we move into 2022.

By Suzanne Ferguson • January 6, 2022

This week on the podcast, William Morice, M.D., Ph.D., chair of Mayo Clinic’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, joins "Answers From the Lab" with Bobbi Pritt, M.D. This episode reflects on how far we have come during the COVID-19 pandemic from creating tests to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus to developing vaccines and therapeutics to combat serious illness.

By Suzanne Ferguson • December 30, 2021

This week on the podcast, Brad Karon, M.D., Ph.D., chair of Mayo Clinic’s Division of Clinical Core Laboratory Services, joins "Answers From the Lab" with Bobbi Pritt, M.D. and William Morice II, M.D., Ph.D. This episode focuses on at-home testing for COVID-19, including the types of tests that are available, when they should be used, and how well they work.

By Suzanne Ferguson • December 23, 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, 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 review steps we can take to keep ourselves and the people around us safe as we celebrate the holidays together.

By Suzanne Ferguson • December 16, 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, joins the "Answers From the Lab" podcast for his weekly leadership update with Bobbi Pritt, M.D. This week, Dr. Morice and Dr. Pritt step back and look at where the COVID-19 pandemic stands now, and they consider the potential effects that the omicron variant, expanded testing availability, and the upcoming holidays all could have.

By Suzanne Ferguson • December 9, 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, joins the "Answers From the Lab" podcast for his weekly leadership update with Bobbi Pritt, M.D. As the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 gains attention and generates concern, Dr. Morice and Dr. Pritt discuss what’s being done to learn more about this new variant and the effects it could have on the fight against COVID-19.

By Suzanne Ferguson • December 2, 2021

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