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0050249 Enterovirus Detection by PCR

ARUP offers 0050249 Enterovirus Detection by PCR, which can detect enterovirus D68; however, this test will not distinguish D68 from a broad range of other enteroviruses. Nasopharyngeal swabs in viral transport media are an acceptable specimen type for this test. Respiratory fluids can be tested with a suboptimal specimen disclaimer upon client approval.

0050249 Enterovirus Detection by PCR CDC Laboratory Testing & Procedures

 

IMMEDIATE INACTIVATION of Arbovirus Serology Assays and Associated Panels

Due to a vendor production issue with arbovirus slides and kits, many of ARUP's arbovirus tests will be inactivated immediately, with no referral testing available in the U.S. West Nile Virus antibodies remains available.

Why do so many children’s hospitals in the United States use ARUP as their reference laboratory?

ARUP Pediatrics Commitment to Pediatric Patient Care

Our commitment to children’s health prompted ARUP to initiate the Children’s Health Improvement through Laboratory Diagnostics (CHILDx®) study more than a decade ago. The study established laboratory reference intervals for a variety of analytes for pediatric patients. Thus far, we have completed 92 percent of the 6,000 specimens needed to reach our goal and commitment to this special group of patients.

ARUP Laboratories provides quality care for pediatric patients and offers one of the most extensive reference laboratory test menus available today.

Approximately one-tenth of ARUP’s testing is performed on samples collected from patients between the ages of newborn to 18 years. Small sample volumes can pose a challenge for the clinical laboratory, but ARUP is able to process and test these samples with no delays.

ARUP lists minimum volume requirements for many common pediatric tests in its Laboratory Test Directory; these volume requirements have been established with the constraints of pediatric sample volume in mind.