As part of our commitment to address the unique challenges of pediatric diagnostic testing, ARUP Laboratories, in collaboration with the University of Utah Department of Pathology, has sponsored the Children’s Health Improvement through Laboratory Diagnostics (CHILDx) program. The mission of CHILDx is to improve the healthcare of children through service, education, and research in pediatric laboratory testing. In partnership with healthcare professionals across the country, the program aims to establish pediatric reference intervals and help clinicians correctly interpret laboratory results for children.

Establishing Pediatric Reference Ranges

One of the goals of the CHILDx is to determine the pediatric reference intervals for a number of clinical laboratory assays. In order to validate a method for use in the diagnosis of clinical disorders, the relevant hormones or chemicals substances must be measured in large normal populations of various ages and both genders.

Since its initiation, CHILDx has obtained demographic and health histories on each subject, with specimens collected at ARUP and Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Find more information on established reference ranges on our Laboratory Test Directory (LTD) by specific test.

Published Articles and Abstracts

ARUP Pediatric Reference Intervals
Children Aren’t Small Adults! (and Other Pediatric Reference Interval Challenges) Presented at AACC 2013 by Joely A. Straseski, PhD, MS, MT(ASCP), DABCC.