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Episodes Fighting COVID-19 with Mayo Clinic Laboratories

Mayo Clinic Laboratories health care researcher, a Black woman, wearing a hijab or scarf on her head and in PPE with a facemask, goggles and gloves looking at samples

Fighting COVID-19 with Mayo Clinic Laboratories
Nov. 12, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, one of the areas of science and research most affected was laboratory medicine. From developing tests that detect the virus, to testing for antibodies in patients who have recovered, Mayo Clinic Laboratories has been at the forefront of COVID-19 testing and research.

On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. William Morice II, president of Mayo Clinic Laboratories and chair of the department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic, explains how a reference lab works and how Mayo Clinic Laboratories quickly ramped up its testing capability to meet pandemic testing needs.