ARUP Consult®, a free source of laboratory testing information for clinicians, released several new and updated resources in June.
ARUP Consult®, a free source of expert guidance in laboratory testing, has released new and updated resources on testing for immunobullous diseases, diabetes mellitus, and prostate cancer.
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.
Immunobullous Disease Testing Comparison
Testing for immunobullous diseases is complicated by the overlapping clinical features and antibody profiles of these diseases. For more information to guide test selection, see the new Immunobullous Disease Testing Comparison tool or refer to one of ARUP Consult’s disease-specific topics, such as Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita.
Diabetes Mellitus - Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has recently updated its clinical practice guidelines for diabetes mellitus screening. The recommended age for routine screening is now 35 years. Refer to the ARUP Consult topic Diabetes Mellitus - Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational to learn more about ADA guidelines and updates relevant to laboratory testing.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in individuals with prostates. For guidance on both prostate cancer screening and genetic testing to identify variants associated with hereditary prostate cancer, see the ARUP Consult Prostate Cancer topic, which has been updated to reflect the most recent guidelines from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN).
Other Noteworthy Updates
Don’t forget to check out these other resources, now live on ARUP Consult:
Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita
Test Fact Sheets
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Mutation Panel by Next Generation Sequencing
Myeloid Malignancies and Acute Myeloid Leukemia Mutation Panels by Next Generation Sequencing
Keeping Pace With What’s Next
Summer is here, and so are mosquitos! Although most mosquitos in the United States do not spread disease, there are a handful of species that do. As the prevalence of mosquitos increases with warmer temperatures, knowing how to identify and test for mosquito-borne illnesses, such as West Nile virus, may be useful. See the ARUP Consult Dengue, West Nile, and Other Mosquito-Borne Arboviruses topic for more information.
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