Lab Medicine Rounds

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In this episode, Loralie Langman, Ph.D., Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic and consultant in the Division of Clinical Biochemistry at Mayo Clinic, discusses laboratory detection of opioids.

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00:00 Podcast Intro

00:40 Why is it important for a laboratory to detect or quantify opioids?

02:00 What are the challenges you have had to navigate in the laboratory specific to opioids?

04:47 Is it like a pregnancy test or is it important to quantify as well?

05:19 Can you help us understand how you collaborate with other health care professionals? 

07:07 In terms of new or illicit street drugs, are you having to constantly design new tests to detect these things?

07:53 Can you elaborate a little about that collaboration with law enforcement?

09:07 Are you also periodically going to testify in court on cases?

09:35 What do you think the future of opioid testing looks like?

12:25 Outro 

What is Lab Medicine Rounds?

A Mayo Clinic curated podcast for physicians, laboratory professionals, and students; hosted by Dr. Justin Kreuter (the Bow Tie Bandit of Blood) and featuring trending topics from subject-matter experts.