Nathan Boggs, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of medicine at the Uniformed Services University who is engaged in systemic mastocytosis (SM) translational research, helped Mark Withers, MD, obtain a definitive diagnosis of SM after 20-plus years. Tracy George, MD, ARUP Laboratories president and chief scientific officer, has led the effort to develop highly sensitive tests at ARUP that aid in the diagnosis of SM and has played a key role in clinical trials for emerging treatments.
For 20-plus years, Mark Withers had inexplicable episodes of a severe anaphylaxis-like phenomenon. ARUP’s unique expertise and highly sensitive tests help patients like him find the right diagnosis.
Cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), influenza, and COVID-19 in children, older adults, and other vulnerable populations are on the rise and warrant laboratory testing to inform treatment.
As respiratory viruses cocirculate this season, laboratory testing is increasingly essential to inform treatment of children, older adults, and other vulnerable populations.
Tony Smith, BS(HCM), MLT(ASCP), senior healthcare consultant at ARUP Laboratories, is the author of a newly published article in Clinical Laboratory News that offers guidelines for creating strong governance structures to ensure sustainability of laboratory stewardship programs.
Successful stewardship relies on good governance, and in a new article, ARUP Senior Healthcare Consultant Tony Smith details how labs can leverage their expertise to better meet stewardship goals.
Medical laboratory professionals such as this pair at work at ARUP are in high demand. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that nearly 26,000 more of these highly trained specialists will be needed each year through 2030.
Efforts to train more medical laboratory scientists have been greatly boosted by $3 million in federal funds for a clinical lab training center that ARUP will build with the University of Utah.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its blood donation guidelines to remove a former ban related to concern about variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) transmission.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its guidelines to allow individuals who lived or worked in the United Kingdom, France, or Ireland to donate blood and platelets.
ARUP Consult®, a free source of laboratory testing information for clinicians, released several new and updated resources in December.
ARUP Consult, a free source of expert guidance in laboratory testing, has released new and updated educational resources for multiple sclerosis, minimal residual disease, and mumps virus.
A new ARUP Consult tool helps clarify the testing requirements for medication management when clinicians are treating patients with multiple sclerosis.
Jennifer (Jenna) Rychert, PhD, ARUP medical director of Operational Informatics and Microbial Immunology, and Jonathan Genzen, MD, PhD, ARUP chief medical officer, coauthored the report of the new study, “Laboratory-Developed Test Orders in an Academic Health System.”
Laboratory-developed tests made up only about 4% of an academic health system’s total test orders in 2021, yet they played an important role in patient care, a new study shows.