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ARUP Consult, a free source with laboratory testing information for clinicians, released several updated resources in November.

December 2, 2021

ARUP Consult®, a free source with expert guidance in laboratory testing, has released updated resources on Hereditary Thrombophilia, Group B Streptococcal Disease, and Paraneoplastic Neurologic Syndromes (PNSs).

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 developments. Subscribe to the ARUP Consult monthly newsletter to have updates and highlights like these delivered directly to your inbox.

Hereditary Thrombophilia - Hypercoagulability

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Hereditary thrombophilia is an inherited prothrombotic state that increases the risk of first-time and recurrent venous thromboembolism. However, testing is recommended only in specific circumstances. Refer to the rewritten Hereditary Thrombophilia - Hypercoagulability topic, the Prothrombin (F2) c.*97G>A Pathogenic Variant Test Fact Sheet, and the Factor V Leiden (F5) R506Q Variant Test Fact Sheet on ARUP Consult for more guidance on the appropriate contexts for testing.

Group B Streptococcal Disease

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Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is the leading cause of newborn infection. The newly rewritten Group B Streptococcal Disease topic includes a detailed discussion of up-to-date screening and diagnostic recommendations for GBS.


Paraneoplastic Neurologic Syndromes

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The Paraneoplastic Neurologic Syndromes topic on ARUP Consult was updated to include information about anti-DPPX antibodies, a recently added component of several ARUP antibody panels. Detailed information about the recommended use of these updated panels can also be viewed on the Paraneoplastic Neurologic Syndromes Testing Algorithm - Serum.

Other Recent Developments

Don’t forget to check out these other recently updated resources, now live on ARUP Consult:


Autoimmune Neuropathies - Neuropathic Disease

Test Fact Sheets

Hemophilia A (F8) Genetic Testing

Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase (MTHFR) Testing

Direct Xa Inhibitor Levels

Keeping Pace With What’s Next

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Cold temperatures, winter activities, and holiday stress can affect the heart and increase the risk of a heart attack. When acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is suspected, evaluation includes laboratory testing. See the Acute Coronary Syndrome - Ischemic Heart Disease topic on Consult for more information about the recommended laboratory testing for ACS.

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