The United States will observe the Christmas holiday on Monday, Dec. 25. On this day, Mayo Clinic Laboratories will be open; however, specimen shipments and deliveries to our laboratories will not be made by the carriers. To safeguard specimens, please follow these shipping recommendations.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • December 4, 2023

This page includes updates posted to Mayo Clinic Labs during the month of November.

By MCL Education • December 1, 2023

In this episode of “Lab Medicine Rounds,” host Justin Kreuter, M.D., speaks with Alex Klobassa, assistant supervisor for transfusion medicine in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic to discuss nurturing our laboratories.

By MCL Education • December 1, 2023

PACE / State of CA / State of FL
Presentation Recording Coming Soon

Every clinical and anatomic pathology laboratory in America is affected by new Medicare and Medicaid coding and billing changes that take effect every year on Jan. 1.

By MCL Education • November 30, 2023

For over two decades, Mayo Clinic has been at the forefront of cardiovascular (CV) genetic testing. The current test menu features 24 different panels that span over 300 genes linked to inherited cardiovascular disorders, many of which are rare and challenging to diagnose. Whereas many labs operate in a “silo” — meaning they take a genetic specimen, test it, and then return a result with limited input — Mayo Clinic takes a much more expansive approach.

By Chris Bahnsen • November 29, 2023

Identification of early-onset IBD patients may enable tailored treatment and surveillance plans. With over 50 genes implicated in early-onset IBD, genetic testing should be included in the workup of children under the age of six with IBD. Join Mayo Clinic, in this “Specialty Testing” webinar, for a discussion of this testing and its clinical application.

By MCL Education • November 18, 2023

PACE / State of CA / State of FL
Presentation Recording Coming Soon

This "Phlebotomy Webinar" will review proper blood culture collection techniques and demonstrate how specimen quality can impact patient care.

By MCL Education • November 15, 2023

Lisa Rimsza, M.D., explains how Mayo Clinic Laboratories' unique PM3CX test can accurately determine subtypes of large B-cell lymphoma. Precise diagnosis is critical to choosing appropriate chemotherapy.

By Barbara J. Toman • November 14, 2023

After immigrating to the United State and becoming a U.S. citizen at the age of 18, Holocaust survivor Kurt Glover-Ettrich chose to give back to his new homeland by serving a 30-year career in the U.S. military. Today, as a Mayo Clinic volunteer, Kurt is giving back in new ways for the 22 years of regular care, treatment, and laboratory testing he’s received in response to the prostate cancer diagnosis that first brought him to Mayo Clinic.

By Cory Pedersen • November 13, 2023

This "Pathways" program provides Anatomic and Clinical Pathology cases that include a history, potential answers, rationale, and relevant references. Cases for November include the following sub-specialties: Cardiovascular Pathology, Gastroenterology Pathology, Gynecological Pathology, Laboratory Genetics and Genomics, and Clinical Informatics.

By MCL Education • November 10, 2023

Mayo Clinic Laboratories, a leading global reference laboratory, and Progentec Diagnostics, a digital health and biomarker technology-based company focused on autoimmune conditions, today announced a strategic collaboration to bring Progentec’s suite of proprietary biomarker blood tests for the proactive management of autoimmune diseases to market. The collaboration aims to increase accessibility for providers and patients across the U.S. and select global markets.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • November 7, 2023

In this month's "Hot Topic," Patricia Greipp, D.O., discusses fluorescence in situ hybridization, or FISH testing, particularly related to pediatric patients with hematologic malignancies.

By MCL Education • November 6, 2023

In this episode of “Lab Medicine Rounds,” host Justin Kreuter, M.D., speaks with Timothy Wiltshire, Ph.D., assistant professor of laboratory medicine and pathology in the division of transfusion medicine to discuss what’s new with CAR-T cells.

By MCL Education • November 3, 2023