urine toxicology

Clinical Update

Urine Drug Screens: What You Need to Know

Topics: Laboratory Testing in Psychiatry | screening | Technology | urine toxicology

What should you do with unexpected urine toxicology results? When should you suspect a false test? What is confirmatory testing? In this article, we’ll answer these questions and more, giving you everything you need to know about urine toxicology testing in the clinical setting. The tests: Screening and confirmation There are two types of urine

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Expert Q&A

Lab Testing for Patients with Substance Use Disorders

Topics: Laboratory Testing in Psychiatry | screening | urine toxicology

CATR: Can you tell us a little about yourself? Dr. Becker: I’m a general internist with a specialty in addiction medicine and pain management. I spend my time doing clinical research and directing a pain clinic for patients with opioid misuse and opioid use disorder (OUD). CATR: What labs do you order for a new patient? Dr. Becker: To start,

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