Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case is from an elderly institutionalized patient with diffuse thickened skin on her arms and back. A crust from skin was submitted for examination, and scrapings showed the following. What is the identification?
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Chromosome analysis, which was once the preferred genetic test for a wide variety of congenital abnormalities, is now one of the most frequently misordered cytogenetic tests at Mayo Medical Laboratories. This webinar will outline the differences in technologies and the appropriate use of each test.
Knowing which test is the correct test can be difficult. Ordering the wrong test can provide misleading results and increase costs to the patient. In this case review, Sarah Kerr, M.D., explains similarities and differences between mismatch repair defects and microsatellite instability when screening patients for Lynch syndrome.