Perspectives

William Morice, II, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and President of Mayo Medical Laboratories (MML), talks about technology trends in laboratory medicine with Kelley Schreiber, Social Media Marketing Manager at MML.

By William Morice, II, M.D., Ph.D. • October 19, 2017

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case presents the following objects that were seen in a Papanicolaou-stained urine specimen from an elderly man with hematuria. They varied in size, measuring ~ 70 micrometers in length. All images were taken using the 40x objective. What is the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • October 18, 2017

Justin Kreuter, M.D., Clinical Pathologist and Medical Director of the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center in Rochester, Minnesota, and Theresa Malin, an Education Specialist in Transfusion Medicine at Mayo Clinic, have launched “Transfusion Toons” as an innovative approach to teaching and learning transfusion medicine. View this post to see the new toon.

By Theresa Malin • October 13, 2017

Justin Kreuter, M.D., discusses how he applies deliberate practice to guitar playing, pathology, knowledge, and his continuous medical education.

By Justin Kreuter, M.D. • October 12, 2017

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case presents the following objects that were seen in a urine specimen obtained from a 16-year old male from Northern Africa. The urine was noted to be grossly bloody. What is the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • October 11, 2017

Rachel Olk, a student in the Mayo Clinic Medical Laboratory Science class of 2018, writes about what she’s currently learning in hematology.

By Rachel Olk • October 11, 2017

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, it’s important to make eye health part of a daily work wellness routine. So what does this mean to those of us working in clinical diagnostic laboratories? For National Eye Injury Prevention Month, Pat Hlavka, CSP, Safety Coordinator at Mayo Clinic, explores eye safety in the laboratory.

By Pat Hlavka • October 5, 2017

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case presents a 60 year-old Belgian woman with a long history of travel to sub-Saharan Africa. She presented with persistent upper abdominal discomfort and radiologic imaging revealed a large liver cyst.What is the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • October 4, 2017

Justin Kreuter, M.D., Clinical Pathologist and Medical Director of the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center in Rochester, Minnesota, and Theresa Malin, an Education Specialist in Transfusion Medicine at Mayo Clinic, have launched “Transfusion Toons” as an innovative approach to teaching and learning transfusion medicine. View this post to see the new toon.

By Theresa Malin • September 29, 2017

In today’s world, technology is at the forefront of learning, and as such, educators must decipher what the best tech tools are to deliver the content to their learners. With so many software and technology options out there, where do you even begin?

By Heidi Zunker • September 28, 2017

Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week’s case presents a toddler with high fever and tachycardia. The patient had come to the U.S. from Uganda 16 months prior to presentation and had not traveled outside of the country since. The following are representative fields from the peripheral blood smear. What is the identification?

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • September 27, 2017

Nikiesha Myers, a student in Mayo Clinic’s Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) class of 2018, highlights three statements that truly define the MLS program.

By Nikiesha Myers • September 27, 2017

Mike Baisch, Principal Systems Engineer at Mayo Clinic, discusses the inclusion of on-site and off-site operational needs of the laboratory in his staffing-to-workload analysis.

By Mike Baisch • September 21, 2017