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Former Mayo Clinic chef Richard Johnson shares his expertise and demonstrates how to take a turkey from the grocery store to the table, including how to properly select, thaw, prepare, roast, and serve a turkey. View this post for a video overview and links for specific turkey tips.

By Kelley Schreiber • November 24, 2016
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Follow along this week as the leading voices in the fields of value-based health care, utilization management, and laboratory outreach meet in Rochester.

By April Josselyn • October 11, 2016
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The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic will be updating its Microbiology Semi-Urgent and Critical Results lists on December 1. Updates are being made to the result criteria for notification; however, no changes will be made to the actual notification process, or the reporting and file definition for the affected tests.

By Kelley Schreiber • December 1, 2015
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Mayo Medical Laboratories has launched new website updates, which include significant updates to our Test Catalog, Test Ordering, and Test Updates sections. View this post to watch a brief video about the updates.

By mollylarsen • November 30, 2015
Eileen Braun, executive director of the Angelman Syndrome Foundation, and her daughter, Kaitlin, who has Angelman syndrome. Photo used with permission by the family. Courtesy of the Angelman Syndrome Foundation.

Mayo Clinic and the Angelman Syndrome Foundation (ASF) celebrate the opening of Mayo Clinic’s Angelman Syndrome Clinic, one of only three Angelman syndrome-specific clinics in the country. The facility, established by Mayo Clinic with support from the ASF, focuses on serving the comprehensive medical needs of individuals with Angelman syndrome.

By Kelley Schreiber • November 30, 2015
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The Mayo Medical Laboratories Information Technology (IT) team is preparing to implement substantial upgrades to our server hardware. The new servers will improve reliability and performance of many of our webpages and web applications. This upgrade will result in an outage to many of our web-based services from Saturday, Dec. 5 at 5:00 p.m. CT to Sunday, Dec. 6 at 12:00 a.m. CT. Read this post for more information.

By mollylarsen • November 23, 2015
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Recently, the Packaging and Specimen Kit Orders areas within Mayo Medical Laboratories (MML) received the 2015 Business Partner of the Year award from the Ability Building Center in Rochester. This is the fourth time that MML has received this award.

By April Josselyn • November 19, 2015
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In September, we brought together some of the leading voices in the laboratory industry at the Utilization Management 2015 and Leveraging the Laboratory conferences to discuss utilization management, health care reform, the role of laboratory outreach, and what laboratories need to do to thrive in the years to come. Over the next several months, we will be sharing interviews we conducted in Denver. First up, Robert Michel, the editor of The Dark Report who spoke at both conferences. Watch the video now.

By Andy Tofilon • November 11, 2015
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Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday in the United States, recognized on Thursday, Nov. 26, Mayo Medical Laboratories’ specimen pickup and delivery schedule will be altered. To ensure that your specimen vitality and turn-around time are not affected, plan ahead and note that no pickups or deliveries will be made on Nov. 26 by our couriers or FedEx.

By Kelley Schreiber • November 8, 2015
From left to right, Paula Zollman, Endocrine Laboratory; Matt Hanley, CMSL; Amy Olson; Norman (Ted) Ruest, Neuroimmunology Laboratory; and Patrick Ingvaldson, Neuroimunology Laboratory. Olson received the PossAbilities Explorer Award (2015 Employee of the Year), and she works in the test-tube-marking center that prepares test tubes for both Mayo laboratories.

Two Mayo Clinic laboratories, Neuroimmunology and Clinical Mass Spectrometry, received the John Ellingson Summit Award from PossAbilities. The Summit Award is given annually to an organization that has made an exceptional overall effort at participating in the PossAbilities Supported Employment Program.

By Kelley Schreiber • November 2, 2015
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During a talk at the 2015 American Association for Clinical Chemistry meeting, Dina Greene, Ph.D., associate director of chemistry at the University of Washington Medical Center, highlighted a complicated case that she investigated along with Nikola Baumann, Ph.D., co-director of the central clinical laboratory and director of central processing at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The case, published in CAP TODAY, helps illustrate the complex challenge of aligning laboratory results across a health care network.

By Kelley Schreiber • October 28, 2015
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Mayo Medical Laboratories has launched new website updates, which include a substantial update to our Outreach Resource Center. The section categories have been reorganized for easier navigation and now include a new Strategic Planning and Analysis category. Read this post to view the new update.

By mollylarsen • October 26, 2015
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Viewics, Inc., a provider of health care analytics solutions, and Mayo Clinic recently signed an agreement that will use Viewics analytics platform to drive key initiatives for safety, service, costs, and quality.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • October 15, 2015