ARUP Consult®, a free source of laboratory testing information for clinicians, released several new and updated resources in November.
ARUP Consult®, a free source of expert guidance in laboratory testing, has released updated resources on testing for venous thromboembolism, cytomegalovirus, and hemoglobinopathies.
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.
Imaging is the gold standard for venous thromboembolism (VTE) diagnosis, but in some patients with low or moderate pretest probability of the disease, high-sensitivity D-dimer testing may rule out VTE and avoid unnecessary imaging studies. For more information on when D-dimer testing is recommended, refer to the ARUP Consult Venous Thromboembolism topic and the new testing algorithms for deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
Cytomegalovirus - CMV
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common infection in both children and adults that can lead to serious complications in neonates, pregnant individuals, immunocompromised individuals, and transplant recipients. The updated ARUP Consult Cytomegalovirus - CMV topic includes additional information on CMV testing for transplantation and antiviral resistance.
Hemoglobinopathies are a group of inherited disorders characterized by atypical hemoglobin structure or production. The ARUP Consult Hemoglobinopathies topic has been updated to include information about the proper laboratory testing for the sickle cell trait in athletes.
Other Noteworthy Updates
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Keeping Pace With What’s Next
Each winter, cold temperatures increase the risk of contracting pneumonia. In cases of suspected community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), laboratory testing is recommended for specific populations and clinical circumstances. Refer to the ARUP Consult Community-Acquired Pneumonia - CAP topic for more details.
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