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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By MCL Education • July 13, 2020