In this month’s “Virtual Lecture,” Justin Kreuter, M.D., goes over the importance of maintaining a healthy blood donor community by talking about the effects of blood donation on stored iron and describing which individuals are at a higher risk for iron deficiency anemia.
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.
In this month’s Hot Topic, Robin Patel, M.D., discusses Mayo Clinic Laboratories’ new PCR assay for detection of Helicobacter pylori detection and determination of clarithromycin resistance directly from stool.
In this month’s “Virtual Lecture” Anand Padmanabhan, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., provides an overview of diagnostic testing of Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) with an emphasis on recent advances in functional HIT testing.
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In this month’s “Virtual Lecture” Yasmeen M. Butt, M.D. will describe the pathology of E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use-Associated Lung Injury (EVALI), how to assess biopsies of suspected EVALI cases, and discuss the controversies surrounding an EVALI diagnosis.
In this month’s “Hot Topic,” Brad Karon, M.D., Ph.D., will provide you with an overview of the potential differences in potassium levels that may occur when testing capillary blood versus a venous sample.
In this month’s “Virtual Lecture”, Rajiv Pruthi, M.B.B.S., will discuss the evolution of therapy options for bleeding disorders including hemophilia, current therapies for the management of hemophilia and the impact on hemophilia centers and coagulation laboratories.
In this month’s “Hot Topic,” Gessi Pino, a genetic counselor in the Biochemical Genetics Lab at Mayo Clinic, and Kimiyo Raymond, M.D., a clinical consultant in the laboratory and an expert in Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation (CDG), discuss glycosylation and its importance in human biology, highlight laboratory testing, and offer strategies to screen and diagnose CDGs.
In this month’s “Hot Topic,” John Mills, Ph.D., explains the central role of tissue immunofluorescence in the identification of neural antibodies and discusses the benefits of an integrated laboratory approach to the development and validation of novel antibody biomarkers.