A Test in Focus

This new Mayo Clinic assay provides clinicians an accurate measurement of serum thyroglobulin in patients with known or suspected anti-thyroglobulin autoantibodies or heterophilic antibodies. View a quick overview of the test’s details and a five-minute video interview with Dr. Stefan Grebe.

By Kelley Luedke • April 8, 2014

This new Mayo Clinic assay detects the 14 high-risk HPV types, and if present, provides specific genotype results for HPV-16 and/or HPV-18.

By Andy Tofilon • February 11, 2014

Dr. Robin Patel, Division Chair of Clinical Microbiology, answers questions about Mayo Clinic’s new KPC and NDM Surveillance PCR test.

By Andy Tofilon • January 24, 2014

David Murray, M.D., Ph.D., provides a brief overview of the new Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Proteotype S/Z by LC-MS/MS, Serum test now available from Mayo Medical Laboratories. This test should be ordered for individuals suspected of A1A deficiency and can be used for diagnosis and identification of a specific proteotype to determine prognosis.

By Andy Tofilon • December 19, 2013

Robin Patel, M.D., chair of Mayo Clinic’s Division of Microbiology, provides a three-minute overview of a new test for Coxiella burnetii, the causative agent of Q fever. The real-time PCR test rapidly detects Coxiella burnetii DNA in clinical specimens by targeting a sequence of the shikimate dehydrogenase gene (aroE) unique to Coxiella burnetii.

By Andy Tofilon • November 13, 2013

Melanocytic tumors arising in the skin can present a significant diagnostic challenge. While many lesions can be easily classified as benign nevi or malignant melanoma based on histologic features alone, there is a significant subset of lesions that cannot be clearly defined as either benign or malignant. To aid in diagnosis and differentiation of malignant from benign melanocytic lesions, a (FISH)-based test panel has been developed.

By Andy Tofilon • September 26, 2013