About Interpretive Handbook
The number of clinical laboratory tests available to health care providers increases
every year. New tests may replace older, traditional tests or they may provide important
additional information. Thus, acquiring and maintaining expertise on the proper
use of clinical laboratory tests requires continual effort. Mayo Medical Laboratories Interpretive Handbook is a concise resource that can help with this challenge. For the
tests offered by Mayo Medical Laboratories, it provides interpretive guidance, along
with necessary background clinical information to place the tests in proper context.
The information for each test is prepared by a Mayo Clinic expert with direct oversight
of that test.