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The Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences 10-week Phlebotomy Program is awarding full scholarships for students who are accepted into the August program. The scholarship deadline has been extended to June 5.
This week’s case study reviews the colon biopsies from a 55-year-old woman who presented to the Emergency Department with gastrointestinal symptoms. Can you make the diagnosis?
Millions of Americans suffer from allergies with peanut allergies being of particular interest. For the patient’s welfare, it’s important to understand when that allergy is actually allergic disease or sensitization as a result of exposures. These 2 clinical pictures can be differentiated using laboratory testing, in addition to the clinical history, to identify the presence of allergen-specific IgE.
This week’s case study reviews the H&E, Jones silver methenamine, and Congo red stains from a 75-year-old man from Mexico presenting with proteinuria and renal failure. Can you make the diagnosis?
Cardiovascular specimens are commonly encountered in clinical practice, but there is a lack of formal (uniform) specimen handling, training, and reporting. These modules will address the value and limitations of new ancillary diagnostic techniques that are relevant and actionable for clinicians.
This week’s case study reviews the slide images from a 53-year-old woman with a two-month history of facial swelling, unintentional weight gain, hirsutism, and easy bruising. Can you make the diagnosis?
A number of Mayo Clinic employees will be actively contributing to this year’s Clinical Laboratory Management Association’s KnowledgeLab 2017 conference in Nashville. Many of them will be sharing their thoughts and photos from the conference. Follow along with our live blog.
Diagnosis of chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is complex, as there are five genes and two different inheritance patterns involved. The DHR/Dihydrorhodamine (DHR) Flow Cytometric Test, Blood assay is the most commonly used assay for diagnosis of CGD. Accurate assessment of the NADPH oxidase activity is highly dependent on having a high-quality specimen that is received within 24 hours of collection.