ARUP Laboratories

Associated Regional and University Pathologists, Inc. (ARUP Laboratories) is a Salt Lake City, Utah-based nonprofit laboratory at University of Utah's Department of Pathology. It is located in the University of Utah Research Park and provides national research lab services. ARUP has 4,000 employees and 65 laboratories.[1]

ARUP Laboratories
TypeClinical laboratory
GenreCorporate histories
Founded1984 in Salt Lake City, Utah
FoundersCarl Kjeldsberg, John Matsen
Key people
Sherrie L. Perkins, MD, PhD (CEO)
Number of employees


ARUP was founded by John Matsen and Carl Kjeldsberg.

ARUP's facilities operate with a high degree of automation. Their 65 laboratories include sorters, automated thawing and mixing, and house a two-story automated lab specimen freezer. The freezer can store 2.3 million specimens and retrieve a specimen in 2.5 minutes.[2]

In 2003, ARUP partnered with the Utah Department of Health to create a pilot program for expanding newborn screening in Utah to include an additional 30 metabolic markers. A year later, this program became the standard for the mandatory screening of all newborns in the state of Utah. [3]


  • John Matsen, MD, 1984-1992[4]
  • Carl Kjeldsberg, MD, 1992-2009[4]
  • Sherrie Perkins, MD, PhD, 2017-[4]


  1. "About ARUP". ARUP Laboratories. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  2. "branding- corporate info brochure PDF" (PDF). Retrieved 18 July 2020.
  3. Utah Department of Health Preparing to Expand Newborn Tests Archived July 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine Utah Department of Health, accessed June 3, 2011.
  4. "Standing the test of time 35 years strong | ARUP Laboratories". Retrieved 18 July 2020.