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.
To help you manage billing charges associated with test cancellations and tests not performed, Mayo Clinic Laboratories has launched a new, interactive Test Not Performed (TNP) Report.
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.
At Mayo Clinic, we know the importance of laboratory testing in a patient’s episode of care. Our unique combination of specialized laboratories and neurology patient care clinics gives us the ability to put into practice clinically proven, cost-effective, patient care-driven testing approaches for hundreds of neurological conditions.
Mayo Medical Laboratories is the first clinical laboratory to offer postmortem genetic tests for inheritable cardiovascular disorders on formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue as a preferred sample type.