ARUP Consult, a free source of laboratory testing information for clinicians, released several updated resources in December.
ARUP Consult®, a free source of expert guidance in laboratory testing, has released updated resources on testing for celiac disease and trace element deficiency and toxicity.
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.
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Celiac disease is an autoimmune-mediated sensitivity to gluten that can be challenging to diagnose due to its highly variable presentation. The Celiac Disease topic and Celiac Disease Testing for Symptomatic Individuals Algorithm have been revised to include significant updates based on guidance from the American Gastroenterological Association and the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. The new Celiac Disease HLA-DQ Genotyping Test Fact Sheet includes stratified risk information for patients with celiac disease-associated genotypes.
Trace Elements - Deficiency and Toxicity
According to the CDC, no safe blood lead level has been established for children, and lead exposure can have serious health consequences. The Trace Elements - Deficiency and Toxicity topic on ARUP Consult has been revised to include recent updates from the CDC regarding blood lead levels in children.
Most Viewed Pages of 2021
We continually strive to make ARUP Consult your valued, go-to resource for laboratory testing strategies and information. Thank you for trusting us with your inquiries in 2021 and for making the following pages the most viewed content on ARUP Consult for the year.
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Keeping Pace With What’s Next
January is dedicated to thyroid awareness. Thyroid disease has an array of etiologies, and its symptoms are nonspecific, making laboratory testing necessary for diagnosis. ARUP Consult offers detailed Thyroid Disease Testing resources, including information on Analytical Considerations in the Evaluation of Thyroid Function.
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