ARUP Laboratories is a Salt Lake City-based entity that was formed by pathologists from the University of Utah. It is a College of American Pathologists, ISO 15189, and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified diagnostic lab that processes 55,000 or more specimens daily.
ARUP Laboratories has the capabilities of testing blood, fluid, and tissue to aid doctors with diagnosing and treating diseases in their patients. It specializes in testing specimens for oncology, toxicology, genetics, infectious diseases, clinical chemistry, immunology, and pediatrics. It conducts research and provides educational resources, such as video lectures and case reports.
The organization also offers business solutions, such as consulting. ARUP offers lab stewardship for pharmaceutical, development, and analytical contexts. It can aid with lab growth through business planning and outreach as well as lab operations by providing workflow solutions and operations advice.
On March 11, 2020, ARUP Laboratories began processing tests for patients with possible cases of COVID-19. The lab is capable of producing test results in about four hours
ARUP works with clients anywhere in the United States to determine testing, however, they recommend that state and local health departments are contacted prior contacting ARUP. The company won't collect tests directly from patients. Their test has results within 3-4 days, and the laboratory performs tests daily.
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