Widely Accepted Testing Method
Urine drug tests are the only testing method approved for federally-mandated tests for recent drug use. Businesses prefer and rely on laboratory-based urine testing for its capacity to screen for a wide variety of drug substances and its cost-effectiveness.
The goal of drug testing is to filter drug users from the workplace and to discourage the use of drugs while on the job. The most common screening method to detect recent drug use is urine testing, typically in the last one to three days. From pre-employment to random to post-accident, it’s suitable for all testing purposes and can detect a broad range of illicit and prescription drugs.
Keep in mind that a positive test doesn’t mean that the individual was “under the influence” at the time of the test. It is the standard of evidence of “current use” for the U.S. Department of Labor and is also the only method allowed for federally mandated drug tests.
About 50 million people suffer from chronic pain, while an additional 25 million suffer from acute pain, which translates to roughly $100 billion spent on treatment regimens per year. Quantum Diagnostics embraces its role with pride as a member of a team dedicated to eliminating or at least pacifying such complex ailments.
However, the majority of drugs for pain management which are available on the market have limitations and potential for both abuse and misuse. This is why proper identification of patients is one of the concerns at Quantum Diagnostics, especially if patients have aberrant drug-related issues. The pain management plan may also include personal and family medical histories, screening surveys and treatment agreements with patients to better determine the approach to improving their health and well-being.
Drug Treatment Centers
Drug addiction is a disease which can be physical, psychological, or both, depending on the substance’s effect. Still, this condition shouldn’t necessarily be criminalized as a method of prevention but handled with open communication, guidance, and understanding.
Quantum Diagnostics can connect you with rehabilitation centers and medical detoxification facilities with toxicology testing to better tackle the issues of substance abuse and find solutions that focus on integrating users to society, not excluding them.
Thanks to our comprehensive, accurate, and cost-efficient analyses, we have developed trustworthy relationships with many physicians and rehabilitation specialists. We also help drug and alcohol rehab specialists to determine which methodology of treatment will be effective for the client’s condition.
Quantum Diagnostics can detect if patients have failed to take their medications, or if they are diluting substances with additional compounds. This drug monitoring system can help stave off relapses and detect any missteps during treatment.
As opposed to drawing blood specimen, which usually requires a patient’s consent, the collection of a urine specimen is needle-free and easy.
Drugs and drug metabolites that are found in urine are typically in a stable condition, meaning that there is a high chance of distinguishing them. Urine specimens usually contain detectable levels of drug use at a high concentration and over an extended period of time.
Drugs of abuse in urine (DAU) testing often have a three-day window of opportunity to accurately detect drug abuse. However, for drugs which dissolve in lipids, fats, or oils, evidence can remain in urine for a longer period. Psychoactive drugs can last up to 21 days, while traces of cannabinoids remain in urine for up to 60 days.
Although urine testing is the most common drug testing method, it’s not foolproof. That’s why we suggest specimen validity testing. By measuring pH, creatinine and specific gravity and testing for adulterants and may be added to the urine; we can ensure the integrity of the test. Quantum Diagnostics is one of the few laboratories to offer oxidant identification for some of the most common oxidizing adulterants.