Department and Faculty

The Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology is one of the largest clinical laboratories in the world. It is composed of 1,600 people working in 40 specialty laboratories performing more than 20 million tests a year.

A highly skilled team of medical professionals including physicians, scientists, medical technologists, medical technicians, lab assistants, biologists, chemists, microbiologists, geneticists and other specialists work collaboratively. The department receives specimens for testing from Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Health System and is a reference laboratory for other clinics and hospitals both nationally and internationally.

Mayo Clinic's Division of Hematopathology has 19 board-certified hematopathologists with subspecialty expertise in several areas:

  • Myeloid disorders
  • Lymphoma and lymphoid disorders
  • Amyloidosis and plasma cell neoplasms
  • Benign bone marrow processes
  • Hereditary red blood cell disorders
  • Hemostasis and thrombosis
  • Molecular diagnostics in hematologic malignancies
  • Flow cytometry
  • Test utilization management

The Division of Hematopathology is supported by six full-service laboratories:

  • Core Morphology
  • Cell Kinetics (flow cytometry)
  • Metabolic Hematology (hemoglobinopathy/thalassemia testing)
  • Molecular Hematology
  • Special Coagulation
  • DNA Coagulation

Collectively, Mayo's hematopathology laboratories perform more than 800,000 tests directly related to hematologic diseases each year. Typical annual volumes of some tests include:

  • 7,000 bone marrow examinations
  • 7,000 lymph node examinations
  • 233,000 complete blood counts
  • 31,000 hemoglobin electrophoresis tests
  • 22,000 hematologic flow cytometry tests
  • 50,000 molecular hematology tests
  • 350,000 coagulation tests
July 14, 2015