ARUP Laboratories: A National Reference Laboratory

ARUP Laboratories is a national clinical and anatomic pathology reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and development. A nonprofit enterprise of the University of Utah, ARUP offers an extensive test menu of highly complex and unique medical tests.

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In Focus

Six Sigma

Attaining Six Sigma Levels in the Laboratory: Here’s What We Learned

This July, ARUP Laboratories published a report detailing its 25-year journey toward achievement of the prestigious Six Sigma score for lost specimens. It shows the crucial roles that ARUP’s automation, employees, and culture played in this success.

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Journey of a Specimen, Medical Directors

Journey of a Specimen, Medical Directors

When more than 50,000 specimens arrive in a day, who oversees it all? Julio Delgado, MD, vice president and director of laboratories, tells us.

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Journey of a Specimen, Biocomputing

Journey of a Specimen, Biocomputing

When 50,000 specimens arrive in a day, big data results. What happens then? Erica Cuttitta, Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) Informatics supervisor, Biocomputing, tells us.

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Journey of a Specimen, Inside the Lab

Journey of a Specimen, Inside the Lab

In ARUP’S 70+ labs, a specimen moves through several stops. Martha Bale, VP, director of technical operations, Executive Administration, explains what a specimen goes through once it arrives at its designated lab.

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Journey of a Specimen, Automation

Journey of a Specimen, Automation

In ARUP’S 70+ labs, a specimen moves through several stops. Clint Wilcox, AVP, group manager, Support Services at ARUP, tells us in our video how 50,000 specimens are processed.

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Journey of a Specimen, Specimen Receiving

Journey of a Specimen, Specimen Receiving

We receive over 50,000 specimens per day. When they arrive in our lab, what happens next? David Rogers, AVP and group manager of Support Services at ARUP Laboratories, will talk about that here.

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Journey of a Specimen, Transportation

Journey of a Specimen, Transportation

What happens when blood is drawn and sent to the lab? We receive over 50,000 specimens per day. Do you know how they get here? Christopher Sorensen, ARUP Laboratories’ national Transportation manager, tells us.

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Expert Edge

Understanding Thiopurine Drug Toxicity Testing

In this Expert Edge Q&A, Dr. Johnson-Davis discusses thiopurine drug toxicity testing, which provides vital information for patients with autoimmune disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and organ transplants. Thiopurine S-methyltransferase (TPMT) is an enzyme encoded by the TPMT gene that inactivates thiopurine drugs, which suppress the body’s immune system.

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New Video Lectures Available for Free CME, SAM, PACE & FL CLS

Update on Anticoagulants Monitoring Practice by Kristi J. Smock, MD, and Employee Mentoring: Fostering a Culture of Contribution by Jo D Fontenot, MS, MT(ASCP).

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