The Latest from Mayo Clinic Laboratories

As the global reference laboratory for Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Laboratories will help you advance patient care, strengthen your practice, and broaden access to specialized testing. Through our partnerships with clinicians at Mayo Clinic and health care providers around the world, we are able to offer the most sophisticated test catalog in the world. It is because of these daily collaborations that our subspecialized laboratories continue to be a critical component to patient care at Mayo Clinic.

 

 

 

GFAP: Novel Test for a Newly Identified Meningoencephalomyelitis

Mayo Clinic Laboratories is the only laboratory in the world to offer testing for a novel form of autoimmune meningoencephalomyelitis. Known as autoimmune glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) astrocytopathy, the condition was identified by Mayo Clinic in 2016. The GFAP antibody test is offered as part of Mayo Clinic Laboratories’ encephalitis and myelopathy evaluations.

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Multiplex PCR for Microbial Detection in Spinal Fluid (BIOFIRE FILMARRAY Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel)

In this month’s “Hot Topic,” Robin Patel, M.D., discusses the FilmArray meningitis/encephalitis (ME) panel, describing the panel, her experience with it, and an algorithm for its use.

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New Autoimmune Myelopathy Evaluation [A Test in Focus]

Andrew McKeon, M.B., B.Ch., M.D., gives an overview of this new test available through Mayo Clinic Laboratories. He discusses when this testing should be ordered, how this testing improves upon previous testing approaches, what clinical action can be taken due to the results of this testing.

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How to Order Testing

Many hospitals across the country have already established an account with Mayo Clinic Laboratories. Please click on the links below to register for an account or sign-in.

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Registration for an account takes less than 10 minutes, and new accounts are typically processed and available in one business day. Once registered, sign in and locate the test in the Test Catalog and click the “Order This Test” button. Follow the prompts to provide billing and contact information. Print the test requisition form to ship with the specimen.

 

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