Testing

Zhiyv (Neal) Niu, Ph.D., and Rodolfo Savica, M.D., Ph.D., explain why Mayo Clinic Laboratories' gene panel is the most comprehensive test available for inherited Parkinson's disease. The new panel covers all mutations known to cause the condition — or increase the risk of developing it.

By Barbara J. Toman • March 21, 2023

Zhiyv (Neal) Niu, Ph.D., and Christopher Klein, M.D., explain how Mayo Clinic Laboratories' updated neuromuscular gene panel informs diagnosis and treatment. The phenotype-based panel covers the complete list of neuromuscular genes and their variants.

By Barbara J. Toman • March 14, 2023

In February 2023, Mayo Clinic Laboratories announced fifteen new tests along with numerous reference value changes, obsolete tests, and algorithm changes.

By Chantell Canfield • March 3, 2023

This page shows updates posted to Mayo Clinic Labs during the month of February.

By Michael Hutchison • March 2, 2023

Nicole Boczek, Ph.D., and Sarah Barnett, M.S., CGC, explain how Mayo Clinic Laboratories' whole genome sequencing provides comprehensive information for rapid diagnosis of hereditary disorders.

By Barbara J. Toman • February 28, 2023

Molecular biomarkers are a critical component in the treatment of adult and pediatric brain tumors. Robert Jenkins, M.D., Ph.D., explains how Mayo Clinic Laboratories' chromosomal microarray provides more comprehensive and accurate tumor analysis compared with other test methods.

By Barbara J. Toman • February 21, 2023

Paul Jannetto, Ph.D., and Loralie Langman, Ph.D., discuss Mayo Clinic Laboratories’ new marijuana monitoring evaluation, which identifies metabolites of both delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and delta-8 THC to accurately identify and characterize patients’ marijuana use.

By Robin Huiras-Carlson • February 14, 2023

Andrew McKeon, M.B., B.Ch., M.D., explains how Mayo Clinic Laboratories' expanded movement disorders panel better identifies autoimmune conditions to guide appropriate treatment.

By Barbara J. Toman • February 7, 2023

In January 2023, Mayo Clinic Laboratories announced fifty-nine new tests along with numerous reference value changes, obsolete tests, and algorithm changes.

By Samantha Rossi • February 2, 2023

This page includes updates posted to the site during the month of January.

By Michael Hutchison • February 2, 2023

Cristiane (Cris) Ida, M.D., explains how Mayo Clinic Laboratories' updated neuro-oncology gene panel provides more clinically relevant information for managing adult and pediatric brain tumors.

By Barbara J. Toman • January 31, 2023

Melissa Snyder, Ph.D., explains how Mayo Clinic Laboratories' EDN panel improves the evaluation of certain patients with asthma and autoimmune digestive disorders. EDN is the first laboratory test that provides a marker of eosinophil-derived neurotoxins.

By Barbara J. Toman • January 17, 2023

In December 2022, Mayo Clinic Laboratories announced seventy-eight new tests along with numerous reference value changes, obsolete tests, and algorithm changes.

By Samantha Rossi • January 5, 2023