Testing

The following list of updates were posted to MayoMedicalLaboratories.com during the month of August 2018: […]

By Erika Fetterman • September 14, 2018

Many patients may have flare-ups of their disease, or they may stop responding to treatment. In these situations, the clinician may choose to increase the dose administered or recommend more frequent injections. One cause of decreased response to treatment is the appearance of anti-drug antibodies or “immunogenicity.”

By mayocliniclabs • September 7, 2018

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.

By mayocliniclabs • September 6, 2018

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.

By Barbara J. Toman • August 20, 2018

The following list of updates were posted to MayoMedicalLaboratories.com during the month of July 2018: […]

By Erika Fetterman • August 14, 2018

In July 2018, Mayo Medical Laboratories announced five new tests along with numerous reference value changes, obsolete tests, and algorithm changes.

By Alyssa Frank • August 9, 2018

The following list of updates were posted to MayoMedicalLaboratories.com during the month of June 2018: […]

By Erika Fetterman • July 12, 2018

In June 2018, Mayo Medical Laboratories announced three new tests along with numerous reference value changes, obsolete tests, and algorithm changes.

By Alyssa Frank • July 12, 2018

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.

By mayocliniclabs • June 25, 2018

The following list of updates were posted to MayoMedicalLaboratories.com during the month of May 2018: […]

By Erika Fetterman • June 15, 2018

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.

By Alyssa Frank • June 1, 2018

The following list of updates were posted to MayoMedicalLaboratories.com during the month of April 2018.

By Erika Fetterman • May 29, 2018

In April 2018, Mayo Medical Laboratories announced two new tests along with numerous reference value changes, obsolete tests, and algorithm changes.

By Alyssa Frank • May 24, 2018