As a pioneer in the field, the Mayo Clinic plays an integral role by discovering new tests and treatments for plasma cell disorders. Our algorithmic approach ensures that the right tests are ordered at the right time, and that health care providers get clinically actionable answers for their patients faster. And testing with Mayo Clinic means 24/7 access to our physician and laboratory experts, who are leaders in their field.
Understanding the difference between benign and malignant adrenal tumors has always been difficult, but the new Urinary Steroid Profile assay will assist with this medical challenge.
This week’s featured chromosomal microarray test in focus is presented by William Sukov, M.D., a pathologist and cancer geneticist at Mayo Clinic. He discusses when this test should be used for patients with renal tumors.
In September 2019, Mayo Clinic Laboratories announced four new tests along with numerous reference value changes, obsolete tests, and algorithm changes. In addition to these new tests, the department also announced several test changes.
Fewer than half the people found to have colorectal cancer are diagnosed at an early stage, when treatment is most effective. New therapies can reduce tumor size and prolong life, but they can also be costly and not work as intended. The results and interpretations from our laboratories provide clinically actionable results to guide treatment selection, ensuring every patient receives the medication most appropriate for care. In addition to guiding treatment, our testing also assesses risk for developing hereditary cancer syndrome.