Cytology orders no longer require the use of a manual test request form. Testing can be ordered online
via Connect Order Entry. Tests available for this service include ThinPrep and SurePath PAP screening,
as well non-gynecologic testing such as FNA workups, UroVysion FISH, and Pancreatobiliary FISH.
VAP Cholesterol, Serum Deactivation
The VAP Cholesterol, Serum (ARUP test code 0095263) is no longer available. This was a sendout test to Atherotech, which closed permanently on February 28, 2016, with no advance notice. At this time, there is no equivalent test for VAP Cholesterol, Serum. All samples ARUP receives for VAP Cholesterol, Serum testing will be held pending further instructions from the client.
Use ARUP Paraffin Tissue and Extracted Nucleic Acid Transport Kit (Item #47808) When Transporting Tissue
Available at no cost via eSupply, this kit protects irreplaceable tissue specimens and allows for easy transport and tracking. Do not send tissue in tissue paper, alternate containers, or plastic bags. Blocks are more likely to be misplaced or lost when they are not sent in the appropriate transport container.
See the kit and find out more.
Zika Virus Testing
Per CDC guidelines, ARUP does not perform Zika virus testing. Clients should work with their state health department to triage this testing.
Utah Dept of Health Instructions for Submitting Diagnostic Specimens for Zika Virus Testing
Utah Infectious Disease Update: Zika Virus Infection and Pregnancy
Q & As for Obstetrical Healthcare Providers: Pregnant Women and Zika Virus Infection
Improper Push Caps Included with Screw Cap Supply
Some 4mL standard transport tube supplies (ARUP items #15824 CS/1000 and #46307 PK/100) may contain a package of caps that includes push caps along with the proper screw caps. Push caps will leak in transit. If you find push caps in your cap inventory, discard the entire bag and contact ARUP Client Services for a replacement supply.
Contact ARUP Client Services for more information; keyword: push cap.
ARUP offers EGFR T790M Mutation Detection in Circulating Tumor DNA
ctDNA testing provides a quick, less invasive alternative to traditional biopsies for the evaluation of an NSCLC patient’s EGFR T790M mutation status.
Per CDC guidelines, ARUP does not perform viral cultures on samples from patients suspected to have MERS-CoV. We offer the following PCR assays and can assist with ruling out other respiratory pathogens: Respiratory Viral Panel (2007805), Chlamydia pneumonia (0060715), Legionella Species (2010125), and Mycoplasma pneumoniae (0060256).
More information about MERS-CoV testing can be found on the CDC website.
Cerdelga (Eliglustat) Monitoring Tests, Plasma
Cerdelga (eliglustat) is an FDA-approved medication for certain adults with Gaucher disease type 1. Visit our Cerdelga information page to learn more about test choice and interpretation.