Microarray results for PTEN for the patient (left), a positive control in which all of PTEN is heterozygously deleted (center), and a negative control. Each “dot” represents a probe, and the colors represent the copy state, with black representing neutral, green representing loss, and red representing gain. These results are zoomed in to specifically show the copy number state of exon 9 of PTEN. The exon is represented on the far right of the figure and is highlighted across every sample by the blue horizontal line.

This week’s case study reviews the PTEN genetic testing from a 34-year-old female who presented to a dermatology clinic for evaluation of several facial skin lesions. Can you make the diagnosis?

By Rene Revier • July 25, 2017

In the United States, Lyme disease is caused by “Borrelia burgdorferi” and “Borrelia mayonii” bacteria, carried primarily by “black-legged” or “deer ticks.” To learn more about Lyme disease, the Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and its reference laboratory Mayo Medical Laboratories have developed “The ABCs of Lyme Disease” flash cards.

By Alyssa Frank • July 24, 2017

To help you learn more about Lyme disease, “The ABCs of Lyme Disease” flash cards include information about symptoms, treatment, and other important facts.

By Alyssa Frank • July 19, 2017

This week’s case study reviews the molecular and biochemical genetic testing from a 34-year-old female. Can you make the diagnosis?

By Rene Revier • July 18, 2017

In this month’s “Hot Topic,” Ariela Marshall, M.D., provides an overview of venous thromboembolism in the pregnant population, including its risk factors, treatment, and prevention.

By Ariela Marshall, M.D. • July 17, 2017
Conference for 2017 ASH Symposium

This program’s overall objective is to update the practicing hematologists/oncologists and hematopathologists about the evolving repertoire of test options and appropriate testing strategies.

By MML Education • July 14, 2017

Mayo Clinic physicians and scientists will be presenting special lectures at AACC 2017 in San Diego on Aug. 1 and 2. Visit booth #1429 to meet the experts.

By Andy Tofilon • July 13, 2017
Image for Hereditary Peripheral Neuropathy webinar

Wednesday, August 9 | 11 a.m.–noon CT
An educational overview of the large category of peripheral neuropathies, discussing various testing platforms strengths and weaknesses, with a focus on identifying hereditary neuropathies.

By MML Education • July 12, 2017

This week’s PathWays case study involves a 63-year-old woman experiencing difficulties with memory, balance, and fatigue. Can you make the diagnosis?

By Rene Revier • July 11, 2017

Below is a listing of the recently archived on-demand programs hosted by Mayo Medical Laboratories. […]

By MML Education • July 10, 2017

Wednesday, August 30 | Noon–1 p.m. CT
This presentation offers an educational overview of next-generation sequencing (NGS) testing for hematologic malignancies, specifically myeloid disorders and multiple myeloma.

By MML Education • July 6, 2017
Laboratory personal for diabetes mellitus Hot Topic image

Diabetes mellitus type 1 accounts for most juvenile-onset diabetes. This disease is easily identified by testing for 4 antibodies, and the antibodies can even be detected before the patient becomes symptomatic. A new diabetes evaluation is now available to help detect disease, differentiate between diabetes type 1 and type 2, and aid in the risk assessment for future diabetes risk.

By MML Education • July 3, 2017

Upon completion of this course, participants will be eligible to take an online self-assessment quiz to obtain a “Dangerous Goods Shipping” training-completion certificate.

By MML Education • June 29, 2017