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Department and Faculty

Mayo Clinic's Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP) 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 13 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 Health System and is a reference laboratory for other clinics and hospitals both nationally and internationally.

Mayo Clinic's Division of Hematopathology is responsible for, or interacts with, laboratories that perform more than 800,000 tests directly related to hematologic diseases per year. Typical annual volumes of some tests include:

  • 6,000 bone marrow examinations
  • 750 in-house and 7,000 consultation lymph node examinations
  • 300,000 complete blood counts
  • 4,500 hemoglobin electrophoreses
  • 25,000 immunoperoxidase stains
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