ARUP uses a variety of testing to identify isolates submitted for organism identification: Phenotypic methods, 16s rDNA sequencing, ITS rDNA sequencing, probes, and MALDI-TOF (Mass Spectrometry).

Our Experts

Laboratory consultation is available with medical directors and faculty from the University of Utah School of Medicine who have expertise in infectious diseases, parasitology and travel medicine, molecular diagnostic techniques, virology, and mycology. These experts work across departments and specialties to find innovative solutions to your patient’s problems.

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Identification Tests


Test NumberTest Name
0060115Aerobic Organism Identification
0065070Aerobic Organism Identification with Reflex to Susceptibility
0060164Anaerobic Organism Identification
0060198Anaerobic Organism Identification with Reflex to Susceptibility
0060720Organism Identification by 16S rDNA Sequencing


Test NumberTest Name
0060999Acid-Fast Bacillus (AFB) Identification
0060997Acid-Fast Bacillus (AFB) Identification with Reflex to Susceptibility
2011713Mycobacterium tuberculosis Drug Resistance by Sequencing


Test NumberTest Name
0060163Fungal (Mold/Yeast) Identification
0060756Fungal Identification by ITS rDNA Sequencing
0062224Blastomyces dermatitidis Identification by DNA Probe
0062225Coccidioides immitis Identification by DNA Probe
0062226Histoplasma capsulatum Identification by DNA Probe

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