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New Tests


January 2016


New tests are continually developed by the clinical and research laboratories of Mayo Clinic. These tests are subjected to an intense laboratory and clinical correlative process to ensure their diagnostic utility prior to their release.

Significant new test announcements are included with each Communiqué issue to provide both clinical and technical information in a single document.

The following tests are described in this month's Communiqué:

63129 / Alport (Collagen IV Alpha 5 and Alpha 2) Immunofluorescent Stain, Renal

  • Useful for: Assisting in the diagnosis of hereditary nephritis (Alport syndrome) ....more>>

5FSGB / Fluoropyrimidine Drug (5-FU) Sensitivity Genotyping, Blood

  • Useful for: Identifying individuals at increased risk of toxicity when considering 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and capecitabine chemotherapy treatment ...more>>

5FSGO / Fluoropyrimidine Drug (5-FU) Sensitivity Genotyping, Saliva

  • Useful for: Identifying individuals at increased risk of toxicity when considering 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and capecitabine chemotherapy treatment ...more>>

GIP / Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel, PCR, Feces

  • Useful for: Rapid detection of gastrointestinal infections caused by:Campylobacter species (Campylobacter jejuni/Campylobacter coli/Campylobacter upsaliensis), Clostridium difficile toxin A/B...more>>

HGEM / Hydroxyglutaric Acids, Glutaric Acid, Ethylmalonic Acid, and Methylsuccinic Acid, Blood Spot

  • Useful for: Evaluation of patients with an abnormal newborn screen showing elevations of glutarylcarnitine (C5-DC) ...more>>

HGEMP / Hydroxyglutaric Acids, Glutaric Acid, Ethylmalonic Acid, and Methylsuccinic Acid, Plasma

  • Useful for: Evaluation of patients with an abnormal newborn screen showing elevations of glutarylcarnitine (C5-DC) ...more>>

HGEMS / Hydroxyglutaric Acids, Glutaric Acid, Ethylmalonic Acid, and Methylsuccinic Acid, Serum

  • Useful for: Evaluation of patients with an abnormal newborn screen showing elevations of glutarylcarnitine (C5-DC) ...more>>

STRNG / Strongyloides Antibody, IgG, Serum

  • Useful for: Screen for the presence of IgG-class antibodies to Strongyloides ...more>>

 


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