Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. In this test-specific episode of the "Answers From the Lab" podcast, Paul Jannetto, Ph.D., explains how Mayo Clinic Laboratories' nicotine testing benefits patients in smoking cessation programs and other settings.

By Barbara J. Toman • March 12, 2024

Recognizing the powerful role genes can play in diagnosing illness and guiding treatment, the Division of Laboratory Genetics and Genomics at Mayo Clinic spearheaded a testing expansion, implementing and upgrading more than 60 advanced sequencing and biochemical assays in 2023 and planning for even more this year.

By Robin Huiras-Carlson • February 21, 2024

Mark your calendar for Friday, April 12, and join Mayo Clinic Laboratories and Mayo Clinic's Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology for their 9th Annual Forensic Science Symposium in Rochester, Minnesota. This symposium will cover a wide range of topics, including water-related search and rescue, water-related deaths, firearms examination, deaths related to alcohol consumption, electrocution, huffing, and others.

By Carly Mouzes • February 12, 2024

Explore a diverse range of topics, from water-related search and rescue to firearms examination, at this exclusive symposium. Dive deep into real-world case studies covering deaths related to alcohol consumption, electrocution, huffing, and more. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend breakout sessions on search and rescue, firearms, and K9 units for hands-on learning.

By Carly Mouzes • January 3, 2024

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

In this episode of “Lab Medicine Rounds,” Justin Kreuter, M.D., sits down with Paul Jannetto, Ph.D., associate professor of laboratory medicine and pathology at Mayo Clinic, and discusses how CBD can affect your health, what the medical benefits are, and its impact on urine drugs of abuse testing.

By MCL Education • November 4, 2022

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