As of May 23, multiple cases of monkeypox, a rare zoonotic infection endemic to Central and West African countries, had either been confirmed or were being investigated in at least six U.S. states.
ARUP Consult®, a free source of laboratory testing information for clinicians, released several updated resources in April.
ARUP Consult has released new and updated resources on testing for viral hepatitis and nephrolithiasis (i.e., kidney stone disease).
According to a national study, antibody-rich plasma from patients who recovered from COVID-19 can be an effective tool in early treatment of COVID-19.
ARUP was among a few blood centers that contributed COVID-19 convalescent plasma (CCP) to a national clinical trial that found a >50% reduction in risk of hospitalization with early CCP treatment.
ARUP Consult®, a free source of laboratory testing information for clinicians, released several updated resources in March.
ARUP Consult®, a free source of expert guidance in laboratory testing, has released updated resources on testing for group A Streptococcus, Toxocara, and Echinococcus infections.
Ixodes scapularis (deer tick) salivary glands (displayed in blue) with invading Borrelia burgdorferi spirochetes (Lyme disease-causing bacteria; shown in green). The top left image is a 3D rendering of confocal microscopy z-stacks and the surface of the gland tissue. The lower right image is a digital cutaway of the top surface to reveal the bacteria inside. Two spirochetes are caught invading the salivary gland tissue.
Photo credit: Mark A. Fisher, PhD
Medical Director, Bacteriology, Special Microbiology, and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
Associate Professor of Pathology, University of Utah School of Medicine
Cases of Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and other tickborne illnesses are rising across the U.S. ARUP Consult’s testing resources can aid clinicians in diagnosing tickborne diseases.
Videos and podcasts produced by ARUP Laboratories about the function of COVID-19 vaccines and the challenges in navigating the pandemic have earned top prizes from the 26th annual Viddy Awards.
ARUP Consult, a free source of laboratory testing information for clinicians, released several new and updated resources in January.
ARUP Consult® has released new and updated resources on Prenatal Testing for Chromosomal Abnormalities and Neural Tube Defects, Soft Tissue Sarcomas, and COVID.
This illustration shows a T lymphocyte cell, or T cell, targeting SARS-CoV-2. When confronted with a new pathogen such as SARS-CoV-2, our immune systems, in addition to developing antibodies, begin over time to call on T cells, a type of white blood cell, not to stop a virus from entering cells as antibodies do, but to prevent the dissemination or propagation of the disease.
Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, when the highly contagious Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 has infected millions in the United States alone, most of us have some immunity against the virus.
ARUP Consult, a free source with laboratory testing information for clinicians, released several updated resources in November.
ARUP Consult® has released updated resources on Hereditary Thrombophilia, Group B Streptococcal Disease, and Paraneoplastic Neurologic Syndromes (PNSs).
Managing the challenge of a global healthcare crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic requires collaboration, clear and abundant communication, and planning to allow a healthcare system to adapt.
ARUP Consult, a free online test selection and interpretation tool, added updated information in September that includes preoperative testing guidance for ovarian cancer biomarkers and testing strategies for malaria.
ARUP Consult® added new resources in September that provide expert guidance on preoperative testing for ovarian cancer biomarkers and testing strategies for malaria.
Although vaccines have not brought the pandemic to its end, they have proven to be a potent tool in blocking the spread of the virus. But many wonder whether antibodies are doing their job.