Stories – Patient Spotlight

While Gregor Heinrich never could have imagined that testicular cancer was related to his problems with his vision and gait, learning he was positive for KLHL11 protein biomarkers meant he could receive treatment for both the cancer and the illness behind it.

By Robin Huiras-Carlson • December 6, 2021

Advanced testing at Mayo Clinic Laboratories that confirmed a diagnosis of myasthenia gravis put Lorinda McKinley on the road to renewed health after she nearly lost it all to the rare autoimmune disease.

By Robin Huiras-Carlson • November 1, 2021

Dan O’Bryan didn’t think his dizziness and lightheadedness were anything to worry about. Nearly 100 miles away, the team at Mayo Clinic that was remotely monitoring Dan’s heart could see the truth.

By Cory Pedersen • October 4, 2021

Before testing at Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Barbara Domaille, Deborah Neville, Pamela Neville, and Rylie Ronnenberg thought there could be a genetic connection to the hip problems they shared. After the testing, they knew for sure.

By Cory Pedersen • September 13, 2021

In late 2019, after months of looking for a reason for his rapid loss of muscular function, David Voeltz got an answer: he had necrotizing autoimmune myopathy. Today, after nearly two years of treatment, David has a renewed lease on life and keen appreciation for the Mayo Clinic team that confirmed his diagnosis.

By Robin Huiras-Carlson • August 2, 2021