In this episode of “Answers From the Lab,” host Bobbi Pritt, M.D., chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic, is joined by Paul Jannetto, Ph.D., director of the Clinical and Forensic Toxicology Lab, Clinical Mass Spectrometry Lab, and Metals Lab at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Pritt and Dr. Jannetto discuss the current state of the opioid crisis in the United States, its impact on public health, and the important role of laboratory testing in addiction medicine and pain management patients.

By Suzanne Ferguson • August 24, 2023

In this “Hot Topic,” Paul Jannetto, Ph.D., highlights Mayo Clinic’s targeted benzodiazepine assay and discusses the advantages and limitations of various urine-screening assays as well as quantitative confirmatory testing to determine compliance to benzodiazepine therapy.

By MCL Education • July 10, 2023

Visit Mayo Clinic Laboratories at booth #2047 to learn about our comprehensive therapeutics test offerings. Developed by board-certified experts in clinical chemistry, molecular, and toxicology testing, our testing is designed to detect and monitor therapeutic and illicit drugs across several relevant specimen types.

By Carly Mouzes • May 15, 2023

Join us for the APA Annual Meeting 2023, the premier event for psychiatrists and mental health professionals. This year's meeting will be held May 20–24 in San Francisco and will feature an exciting program of educational sessions, expert speakers, and networking opportunities.

By Carly Mouzes • May 8, 2023

Misdiagnosed with acromegaly, a disease marked by too much growth hormone, and plagued by a host of mysterious health problems from unnecessary medications, Kelly DuBois finally found answers after pharmacogenomic testing from Mayo Clinic Laboratories put her on a path toward healing.

By Chris Bahnsen • April 3, 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

For Billy Dowell Jr., a competitive golfer, focus, determination, and course correction are essential to excelling at the sport. These skills, along with routine follow-up care and testing, are also important to navigating a life impacted by multiple chronic autoimmune conditions.

By Robin Huiras-Carlson • January 9, 2023

Loralie Langman, Ph.D., explains the difference between chain of custody and clinical toxicology testing. Chain of custody is a process used for toxicology testing when the results might have legal implications for the individual tested. Clinical toxicology testing is used for routine medical care. Mayo Clinic Laboratories offers a full range of clinical and forensic toxicology testing.

By Robin Huiras-Carlson • October 11, 2022

Paul Jannetto, Ph.D., describes Mayo Clinic Laboratories' new direct biomarker test for alcohol consumption. PETH is a blood test with a window of detection of about two to four weeks — compared with five days for urine-based screening for alcohol use.

By Barbara J. Toman • September 13, 2022

Ann Moyer, M.D., Ph.D., and Paul Jannetto, Ph.D., explain how precision therapeutics can improve treatment for patients with major depressive disorder. The optimal antidepressant medication and dose vary among individuals. Pharmacogenomic testing and therapeutic drug monitoring can guide clinicians to the most-effective treatment for each patient.

By Barbara J. Toman • September 6, 2022

Bringing together advanced testing technology, unparalleled expertise, and a patient-focused approach, Mayo Clinic Laboratories’ new high-resolution urine drug testing profile, ADMPU, evaluates for 22 drug classes including alcohol, marijuana, and nicotine, enabling clarity on substance use and precision insights that propel treatment.

By Robin Huiras-Carlson • July 13, 2022

Partnering with Mayo Clinic has helped St. Clair Health improve patient care and gain a new competitive advantage in pharmacogenetics.

By Cory Pedersen • June 27, 2022

John Black, M.D., co-director of the Personalized Genomics Lab at Mayo Clinic, joins the "Answers From the Lab" podcast for a discussion with Bobbi Pritt, M.D., about mental health awareness. In this episode, Dr. Black and Dr. Pritt review key takeaways from Mental Health Awareness Month, the role that lab testing plays in mental health, and the robust science behind treatment.

By Suzanne Ferguson • June 7, 2022