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September 1, 2008

Free Web resource for health-care professionals and physicians in any diagnostic capacity.

Web site helps physicians select and interpret lab tests

ARUP Consult: The Physician's Guide to Laboratory Test Selection and Interpretation is a free Web resource at http://www.arupconsult.com/ for health-care professionals and physicians in any diagnostic capacity from ARUP Laboratories, a national clinical and anatomic pathology reference lab and an enterprise of the University of Utah and its Department of Pathology. It's said to supplement the diagnostic process of common and esoteric diseases or conditions by supplying current lab test suggestions and interpretations of more than 1,500 lab tests, more than 50 algorithms, links to PubMed, recommendations in line with national guidelines, and concise diagnostic advice.

The site keeps data current through bimonthly updates and purports to provide clinicians the most accurate diagnostic knowledge at the point of care. Among recent additions: the topic of "gestational trophoblastic disease." For further information on ARUP Laboratories, go to http://www.aruplab.com/.