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Heathcare Professionals: Educational Offerings


Algorithms are diagnostic approaches recommended by physicians and laboratory experts at Mayo Clinic. They provide guidance to appropriate ordering and use of laboratory tests. The use of algorithms may reduce unnecessary testing and accelerate the diagnostic process.

Communiqué Articles

Communiqué is published six times per year. Each issue provides laboratorians and physicians with an original scientific feature article, information on new diagnostic tests, changes in procedures or reference ranges, and continuing medical education programs and workshops.

Hot Topic Presentations

Hot Topic Presentations are focused on laboratory topics, presented by Mayo Medical Laboratories medical professionals. View the recorded presentations or read them slide by slide.

Featured Topics

Featured Topics include information about featured tests and current clinical topics.

Infection Control

Presented by a PhD Microbiologist

Infection Control Programs focuses on the implementation of proactive principles and of good infection control practices. Through these methods of intervention, nursing homes are able to measurably reduce infection rates. This value added service is included in every Long Term Care contract and is available in the outpatient office setting upon request.

Medicare Limited Coverage Test Policies

Medicare Limited Coverage Test Policies are mandates published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service to enhance your understanding of utilization of diagnostic testing.  More than ever, Medicare has taken a very active role in monitoring expenditure of healthcare dollars through this program.  Medicare Limited Coverage Test Policies are designed to dictate applicable usage of diagnostic testing.  By adhere to prescribe limitations, you avoid unnecessary denials resulting in patient and laboratory calls into your practice freeing your staff to make more efficient use of their time hence improving clinical patient care tasks. Contact your Outreach Representative to schedule a brief educational presentation.

Clinical Insight — Improving Patient Care

Clinical Insight-Improving Patient Care is brought to you by our partners at Mayo Medical Laboratory.  Collaborative Laboratory Services is pleased to offer these instructive Online Videos as a valued added service for your practice. Mayo Clinic Physicians present topics that will enhance your knowledge regarding laboratory diagnostics, clinical research, and trends on improving specific disease state outcomes.

Click on the links below that will take you to the Mayo Clinic Web Site where these short clinical presentations may be viewed at your conveinience.  Additionally, you will find contact information for clinical consultations for further discussion.  We hope you will find these topics beneficial.

Introducing Clinical Insight by Richard Berger, MD, PhD, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Anatomy, Mayo Clinic Rochester, and Dean, Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development.

Biliary Tract Malignancy – Clinical Overview and Novel Detection Method by Gregory Gores, MD, Chair of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic and Kevin Halling, MD, PhD, Consultant in the Division of Laboratory Genetics, Mayo Clinic. Dr. Gores discusses the clinical aspects of biliary tract malignancy and presents case studies, and Dr. Halling explains the laboratory testing available to assist in diagnosis.