ARUP Consult®, a free source of laboratory testing information for clinicians, released several new and updated resources in May.
ARUP Consult®, a free source of expert guidance in laboratory testing, has updated the Autoimmune Neurologic Diseases, Drug Detection in Newborns, and Common Variable Immunodeficiency topics.
These and other offerings, which summarize current clinical practice guidelines, testing strategies, and relevant technical details, are updated regularly and tailored to clinicians to help them choose the right test at the right time.
Read on for more information about these recent changes. Subscribe to the ARUP Consult monthly newsletter to have updates and highlights like these delivered directly to your inbox.
Autoimmune Neurologic Diseases
Autoimmune neurologic diseases include a broad range of rare conditions. Antineural antibodies serve as markers of these disorders, and laboratory testing for these antibodies has become an increasingly common part of clinical care. To support clinicians in choosing the appropriate laboratory tests in this evolving field, ARUP Consult has released a new Autoimmune Neurologic Diseases - Antineural Antibody Testing topic.
Drug Detection in Newborns
Meconium and umbilical cord tissue are both useful specimens for the detection of in utero drug exposure. Timely detection of exposure supports the identification and clinical management of affected neonates. ARUP Consult has updated the Newborn Drug Testing Algorithm and the Drug Detection Panel Testing, Meconium and Umbilical Cord Tissue Test Fact Sheet to support clinicians in determining when to test which specimens.
Common Variable Immunodeficiency
Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID), the most common clinically significant primary immunodeficiency disease, manifests in children and adults with a wide range of symptoms and severity. The exact causes of CVID are unknown and it remains a diagnosis of exclusion. For the latest guidance on laboratory testing, refer to the ARUP Consult Common Variable Immunodeficiency topic.
Other Noteworthy Updates
Don’t forget to check out these other resources, now live on Consult:
Test Fact Sheets
Keeping Pace With What’s Next
June is National Scleroderma Awareness Month. Scleroderma is a chronic autoimmune disorder characterized by fibrosis of the skin and various organs. Early diagnosis and classification are important so that individuals can be evaluated for organ involvement and/or damage. Refer to the ARUP Consult Systemic Sclerosis - Scleroderma topic for information about test selection considerations.
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