Therapeutics

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

Paul Jannetto, Ph.D., and Loralie Langman, Ph.D., discuss Mayo Clinic Laboratories' unique approach to urine drug testing for addiction rehabilitation. Designed to guide and monitor therapy, the comprehensive profile tests for the most commonly used substances, including alcohol and nicotine, for a complete picture of a patient’s substance use.

By Barbara J. Toman • May 10, 2022

In this month's "Hot Topic," Paul Jannetto, Ph.D., identifies how to determine new vs. residual use of marijuana in a patient, and teaches how to calculate the carboxy-tetrahydrocannabinol (carboxy-THC) to creatinine ratio along with a decision ratio by demonstrating its clinical utility via case study.

By MCL Education • March 7, 2022

PACE/State of CA/State of FL - In this month’s “Virtual Lecture,” Victor Karpyak, M.D., Ph.D., discusses the burden of alcohol use disorders (AUD) on society compared to other neuropsychiatric disorders and reviews the progress of biomarker discovery.

By MCL Education • December 16, 2021

Ann Moyer, M.D., Ph.D., explains Mayo Clinic Labs’ new focused pharmacogenomics panel, a real-time, PCR-based testing approach that assesses 10 genes known for their drug-gene associations, to provide guidance on medication selection for patients across a variety of specialities.

By Samantha Rossi • September 14, 2021

In this month’s “Hot Topic,” Paul Jannetto, Ph.D., discusses the use of qualitative urine screening assays and quantitative confirmatory testing to determine compliance in pain management patients.

By MCL Education • May 3, 2021

In this month’s “Hot Topic,” Paul Jannetto, Ph.D., discusses the high-resolution targeted stimulant and PCP screening test from Mayo Clinic Laboratories, which offers sensitivity and specificity for use in the monitoring and management of patients who are prescribed CNS stimulant medications.

By MCL Education • April 5, 2021

In this episode, Paul Jannetto, Ph.D., associate professor of laboratory medicine and pathology and director of the Clinical and Forensic Toxicology Lab, Clinical Mass Spectrometry Lab, and Metals Lab at Mayo Clinic, discusses how his three labs support toxicology testing for patient care.

By MCL Education • March 19, 2021

Controlled substance testing options vary in the details they provide about patient drug use, painting an incomplete picture of usage patterns that can hinder accurate prescription monitoring and treatment outcomes. However, a new comprehensive Controlled Substance Monitoring Panel, developed by the Clinical and Forensic Toxicology Laboratory at Mayo Clinic Laboratories, offers in-depth analysis on more than 70 different prescription medications and illicit substances to provide clinicians with details and interpretations on patients’ controlled substance use lacking in other laboratory assays.

By Robin Huiras-Carlson • March 10, 2021

PACE - In this month's "Virtual Lecture," Ann Moyer, M.D., Ph.D. describes how Pharmagenomic and therapeutic drug monitoring tools aid medical providers in selecting drugs and doses to maximize efficacy while minimizing toxicity for mental illnesses, including depression.

By MCL Education • September 25, 2020

PACE - In this month’s “Virtual Lecture,” Christine Snozek, Ph.D. discusses the opioid epidemic as it relates to pain management along with what changes have been made regarding regulations and laboratory support.

By MCL Education • July 22, 2020