Cytochrome P450 2C19 (encoded by the gene CYP2C19) is a liver enzyme that participates in the activation of the anticoagulant clopidogrel (Plavix) and metabolism of other drugs, such as citalopram. As a result, Clopidrigrel may be less effective in altering platelet activity in those people, who may remain at risk for heart attack, stroke, and cardiovascular death.
The new Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel, PCR, Feces test is now available to the Mayo Clinic practice and Mayo Medical Laboratories clients.
Mayo Medical Laboratories has launched a new process for communicating CPT Code and LOINC Code Updates. The following list of updates were posted to MayoMedicalLaboratories.com during the month of December 2015.