ASAM Highlights Drug Testing as a Primary Healthcare Tool

ASAM Highlights Drug Testing as a Primary Healthcare Tool

In a recent white paper, American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) highlights routine drug testing as “a primary prevention, diagnostic, and monitoring tool”. They hope that the paper will encourage physicians and healthcare providers across the country to make wider use of drug testing as a routine part of their practice. One of the ways…

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Solving the Problem of False Results Due to Immunoassay Interference

Solving the Problem of False Results Due to Immunoassay Interference

Immunoassay tests are the most commonly used tool in addiction treatment centers, doctors’ offices, and hospitals when it comes to drug testing. Unfortunately, while these tests provide a fast and cost-effective solution, they have a weakness. Certain antibodies can cause immunoassay interference, leading to false positive or negative results. This is of particular concern to…

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Advantages of LCMS for Medication Management

Advantages of LCMS for Medication Management

Clinicians today face a unique challenge. While the number of patients needing prescription medications for chronic pain has increased dramatically, so have the number of people abusing opioids and other medications. Today’s clinicians must strike a balance between managing their patients’ pain while also preventing substance abuse. One of the main tools most clinicians have…

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