This list includes updates posted to mayocliniclabs.com during the month of June.

By MCL Education • July 2, 2022

In this episode of “Lab Medicine Rounds,” Justin Kreuter, M.D., sits down with Darci Block, Ph.D., assistant professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and consultant in Clinical Core Laboratory Services at Mayo Clinic, to discuss challenges of saliva testing.

By MCL Education • July 1, 2022

The Department of Health and Human Services has named Mayo Clinic Laboratories as one of five commercial laboratories to expand access and capacity for monkeypox testing.

By Suzanne Ferguson • June 23, 2022

PACE - In this month’s “Virtual Lecture,” William Morice, M.D., Ph.D., gives an overview of the national response to the need for COVID-19 testing at the onset of, and during, the pandemic.

By MCL Education • June 22, 2022

Guided by a patient-centric philosophy, Mayo Clinic Laboratories has a unique internal structure of quality specialists, coordinators, and engineers who constantly evaluate and improve laboratory operations. This structure supports a host of quality assurance activities.

By Chris Bahnsen • June 20, 2022

In this episode of “Lab Medicine Rounds,” Justin Kreuter, M.D., sits down with ¬¬¬¬¬Dr. Jeffrey Winters, Chair of the Division of Transfusion Medicine, and Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic, to talk about the new AABB guidelines for convalescent plasma.

By MCL Education • June 17, 2022

Cherisse Marcou, Ph.D., and Marissa Ellingson, M.S., CGC, discuss whole exome sequencing (WES) at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. The comprehensive evaluation uses next-generation sequencing to detect for single nucleotide variants, small insertions or deletions, and copy number variants on approximately 20,000 genes, enabling precision answers to accurately diagnose, manage, and treat patients with identified inherited illness.

By Barbara J. Toman • June 14, 2022

Due to the Independence Day holiday, Mayo Clinic Laboratories' specimen pickup and delivery schedules will be altered. To ensure that your specimen vitality and turnaround times are not affected, plan ahead.

By Samantha Rossi • June 11, 2022

This "Pathways" program provides Anatomic and Clinical Pathology cases that include a history, potential answers, rationale, and relevant references. Cases for June include the following sub-specialties: Dermatopathology, Gastroenterology Pathology, Renal Pathology and Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Informatics, Coagulation, Laboratory Genetics and Genomics and Molecular Pathology.

By MCL Education • June 10, 2022

This unique Mayo Clinic resource offers a novel portal into the study of gene mutations before they cause breast cancer.

By Chris Bahnsen • June 8, 2022

PACE/State of CA/State of FL - This “phlebotomy webinar” will walk learners through the quality improvement methodology and describe PDSA cycle interventions that were implemented in this unit which successfully reduced the amount of canceled labs due to specimen integrity.

By MCL Education • June 8, 2022

Presentation Recording Coming Soon - PACE/State of CA/State of FL - This “Continual Improvement webinar” will provide an overview of Mayo Clinic Laboratories (MCL) approach to the pursuit of operational excellence utilizing lean principles. This will include why this approach has been adopted, provide some background on the lean improvement framework, and how the organization will be impacted as the strategy evolves.

By MCL Education • June 7, 2022

Working together, Mayo Clinic laboratory medicine specialists and clinicians helped Elyn Simmons get her life back — and welcome two new lives to the world.

By Barbara J. Toman • June 6, 2022