Audrey Schuetz

Audrey Schuetz

Audrey Schuetz is Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science in Rochester, Minnesota. She is a pathologist and microbiologist. She enjoys studying antimicrobial resistance, anaerobes, and Infectious Diseases pathology. You can follow her on Twitter at @schuetz_audrey.

Patient-centered or point-of-care testing is gaining in popularity—what does this mean for patients, the clinicians and laboratorians?

Monday, 16 April 2018 11:13

More Than Just Strep in Strep Throat?

Strep throat isn’t just Strep anymore! The most recent organism linked to bacterial pharyngitis is the anaerobic bacterium Fusobacterium necrophorum. Find out how this and other organisms that cause pharyngitis are diagnosed.

Clinical microbiology labs often receive multiple specimens for periprosthetic joint infections. How many is enough?

Molecular techniques allow us to determine bacterial relatedness in ways previous generations couldn’t, and because of this, several species have been renamed or recategorized in recent years. However, this can cause chaos and miscommunication in the clinical lab! Here are three stories of recent taxonomical change suggestions and how they have been resolved.


Monday, 07 August 2017 14:45

Have Microscope … Will Travel

Interested in applying your laboratory skills in resource-limited areas? Volunteer work can be very fulfilling. Opportunities and experiences are discussed in this week's Bugs & Drugs.

Monday, 24 April 2017 09:19

16S Alphabet Soup: A Quick Guide

Broad-range bacterial 16S PCR and sequencing as a clinical diagnostic tool is quickly gaining in popularity. This post offers a quick refresher on the applications, limitations, and aliases of this test.