Frequently Asked Questions

How will I know when updated content is released?

You may subscribe to receive notification of content updates to ARUP Consult. This free email notification service allows users to receive an email when new information about one or more topics or algorithms is available. You may also request to receive monthly or quarterly updates. Your email address and name will only be used to deliver the requested information (refer to our privacy policy).

To subscribe, click on the "Subscribe for Updates" link in the top menu bar.

How can I access ARUP Consult?

You may access ARUP Consult online at arupconsult.com from any desktop computer, laptop, or mobile device.

Which browsers work well with ARUP Consult?

ARUP Consult supports most browsers. However, if you are using Internet Explorer 9 or lower, your experience may not be optimal or you may not be able to use certain features on our website.

Is an ARUP Consult app available?

No. In conjunction with a January 2016 redesign of ARUP Consult, we retired the iPhone app and replaced it with a responsive design that makes the site easy to use regardless of the computing platform. ARUP Consult is updated frequently, and the mobile site reflects all updates as soon as they are published. 

Which devices work well with ARUP Consult?

ARUP Consult's mobile site is platform independent. It is easy to view and navigate on a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone, and functions in the same way regardless of the computing device's operating system or browser.

Is ARUP Consult available on CD or in print?

No. ARUP Consult is available for use via web and mobile device.

How can I get more information about a test listed in ARUP Consult?

Click on the test number to be directed to the Lab Test Directory entry about the individual test.

How do I search for Greek letters on ARUP Consult?

To search for Greek symbols, copy the letter you are searching for from the table below and paste into the search box.

Letter Name
Α α Alpha
Β β Beta
Γ γ Gamma
Δ δ Delta
Ε ε Epsilon
Ζ ζ Zeta
Η η Eta
Θ θ Theta
Ι ι Iota
Κ κ Kappa
Λ λ Lambda
Μ μ Mu
Ν ν Nu
Ξ ξ Xi
Ο ο Omicron
Π π Pi
Ρ ρ Rho
Σ σ/ς Sigma
Τ τ Tau
Υ υ Upsilon
Φ φ Phi
Χ χ Chi
Ψ ψ Psi
Ω ω Omega

How do I narrow my search on the ARUP Consult website?

You may type your search phrase in quotes. For example, typing "immunoglobulin d" in the search box retrieves pages with the exact phrase.

How do I widen my search on the ARUP Consult website?

Try using fewer terms or terms that are broader in scope. Use the truncation symbol (*) to get plural and singular forms of your term or to obtain results with other variations of the term. For example, rather than immunoglobulin d, try immunoglobulin* to get more results.

What is HON code certification?

ARUP Consult is HONcode certified by the Health On the Net Foundation, a nongovernmental organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, that has become one of the most respected nonprofit portals to medical information on the internet. HON created the HONcode certification to assist patients and physicians in identifying websites that contain authoritative and legitimate medical information. ARUP Consult now joins other websites, including WebMD, WHO (World Health Organization), and PubMed, as a HONcode-certified site.

Does ARUP Consult display advertisements on the site?

No; because ARUP Consult is an educational product provided free of charge, we do not accept advertisements from outside entities.

Last Update: December 2018