Genetic testing for cardiovascular disorders is rapidly changing. Recent advancements in technology with next-generation sequencing and the ability to sequence more for less has provided more efficient and cost-effective patient care.
Genetic testing is like security-camera video footage of a break-in, providing essential clues to identify a culprit. In certain cancers, the “culprit” might be a rearrangement in a person’s DNA, which genomic testing can capture. Mayo Clinic has developed a novel group of clinical tests that zoom in on a person’s genome to characterize chromosomal rearrangements.
High-sensitivity troponin T is a new assay recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This assay is most often used to evaluate patients with possible acute ischemic heart disease, but it also has a variety of uses in the more chronic setting.
There are many probable causes of chronic diarrhea and abdominal pain, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), celiac disease, infectious GI pathogens, and malignancy. After excluding other causes of chronic diarrhea, a physician is left with the diagnosis IBS-diarrhea (IBS-D). One main cause of IBS-D is bile acid malabsorption.
Mayo Clinic’s unique combination of specialized laboratories and gastroenterology patient care clinics gives us the ability to put into practice clinically proven, cost-effective, patient care-driven testing approaches for hundreds of GI conditions. Visit Mayo Medical Laboratories at booth #2508 at DDW 2018 to discuss how our testing can integrate with your practice and extend your network to include some of the world’s leading GI experts.
Hereditary neuromuscular disorders are quite varied in their presentations and even more diverse in terms of their specific genetic causes. Sometimes, these disorders can be framed in terms of the extent of weakness, sensory involvement, and/or autonomic involvements, but in other instances, it may be difficult to discern the appropriate test for many patients based on phenotype.