Testing

Anne Tebo, Ph.D., explains how Mayo Clinic Laboratories' new serum tests help overcome the challenges of diagnosing primary biliary cholangitis, or PBC. Test results can guide clinical care for patients with this life-threatening autoimmune liver disease.

By Barbara J. Toman • February 13, 2024

David Murray, M.D., Ph.D., explains how Mayo Clinic Laboratories' MASS-FIX Quantitation assay provides next-generation screening for M-proteins, which are associated with multiple myeloma and other diseases. The assay better quantitates the blood proteins, for improved patient care and simpler test ordering.

By Barbara J. Toman • February 6, 2024

The following list includes updates posted to Mayo Clinic Labs during the month of January: CPT Code and Test Classification Updates Test IDTest NameUpdated11INE607430Factor XI InhibitorRead more

By Michael Hutchison • February 1, 2024

Joshua Bornhorst, Ph.D., explains how Mayo Clinic Laboratories' unique assay identifies pregnant women at risk of developing preeclampsia with severe features. Test results can guide clinical management, to safeguard maternal and neonatal health.

By Barbara J. Toman • January 30, 2024

Mayo Clinic Laboratories now offers the first preeclampsia-specific test (Mayo ID: PERA) that can be used to stratify patients into low or high-risk categories, indicating whether a patient is at risk for developing preeclampsia with severe features. With this information, clinicians can make more informed decisions about hospitalization, monitoring, more frequent checkups, and even early delivery.

By Cory Pedersen • January 30, 2024

Jeff Meeusen, Ph.D., explains how Mayo Clinic Laboratories' new MI-Heart Ceramides assay helps guide the management of patients with mildly to moderately high cholesterol. The test measures levels of lipids beyond cholesterol that boost cardiovascular risk.

By Barbara J. Toman • January 4, 2024

This page includes updates posted to Mayo Clinic Labs during the month of December.

By Michael Hutchison • January 2, 2024

Robin Patel, M.D., explains how a new Mayo Clinic Laboratories' assay can identify central nervous system pathogens that standard tests fail to detect. Rapid, precise diagnosis is essential to preventing long-term effects from these infections.

By Barbara J. Toman • January 2, 2024

Linnea Baudhuin, Ph.D., and Kate Kotzer, M.S., CGC, describe how Mayo Clinic Laboratories' postmortem genetic tests can provide answers after a sudden unexplained cardiac death. Test results are important for managing family members' risk for cardiovascular disease.

By Barbara J. Toman • December 28, 2023

Devin Oglesbee, Ph.D., explains how Mayo Clinic Laboratories' cholestasis gene panel identifies mutations that cause low flow of bile from the liver. Test results help guide treatment decisions that can prevent liver damage.

By Barbara J. Toman • December 26, 2023

Antibody against the GABA-A receptor is a biomarker of autoimmune encephalopathy that occurs across the lifespan, and disproportionately affects children. In this test-specific episode of the "Answers From the Lab" podcast, Andrew McKeon, M.B., B.Ch., M.D., explains how Mayo Clinic Laboratories' GABA-A receptor antibody assay aids diagnosis of this serious but treatable condition.

By Barbara J. Toman • December 19, 2023

Maria Willrich, Ph.D., and Melissa Snyder, Ph.D., describe Mayo Clinic Laboratories' panel for proactive therapeutic drug monitoring of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. The panel expands options for clinicians assessing patients' response to infliximab and adalimumab.

By Barbara J. Toman • December 12, 2023

This page includes updates posted to Mayo Clinic Labs during the month of November.

By MCL Education • December 1, 2023