ARUP Laboratories

The ARUP Ribbon™ powered by IllumiCare provides clinicians with a high-level view of the financial and clinical impact of lab orders including access to the ARUP Consult® web tool and ARUP Frequency Algorithms.

We never tell the provider not to order another test.  We just provide them with the context they need to make a proper judgment about whether the utility of that next test is worth the cost and patient risk.

ARUP Consult

ARUP Consult® web tool offers point-of-care diagnostic and interpretive information that is displayed within the clinician’s work flow. It assists the physician select the right laboratory tests for the patient by researching one of nearly 300 disease topics broken down by diagnostic and clinical background information, pharmacogenetics, screening and monitoring suggestions, algorithms, related topics, and relevant references. Each topic is coauthored and maintained by ARUP Laboratories’ expert panel of University of Utah faculty and updated regularly with current guidelines and recommendations.

ARUP Frequency Algorithms

Genetic tests are routinely ordered by health care providers (HCPs) within a wide range of medical specialties. Many providers have limited knowledge or experience with ordering and interpreting genetic tests; thus, test order errors are common. Medical directors and genetic counselors at ARUP have developed Frequency Algorithms to assist clinicians understand the clinical utility and cost effectiveness of ordered test helping to reduce healthcare cost to hospitals, insurers, and patients.
Labs ordered in the current admission are sorted by cost per test, with the most recent test date noted.
Illumicare uses a patent-pending method for estimating phlebotomy blood loss (ml) by day of length of stay. This reinforces that labs have both a human and economic cost.
We provide clinicians with a probability of hospital-acquired anemia associated with phlebotomy blood loss. Blood transfusions are expensive for the hospital and potentially problematic for patients.
A physician can search hundreds of laboratory test to review the Medicare Allowable cost from CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services).

About ARUP Laboratories
ARUP Laboratories is a nonprofit national clinical and anatomic pathology reference laboratory and an enterprise of the University of Utah and its Department of Pathology. With more than 3,000 employees, ARUP offers in excess of 3,000 tests and test combinations, ranging from routine screening tests to highly esoteric molecular and genetic assays. ARUP position its clients to succeed and lead the way in transitioning to a value-based healthcare model.  Relying on time-honored expertise, they’re empowering clinicians with the most current testing knowledge and unparalleled guidance promoting efficient and effective laboratory test selection.