Urine Drug Testing

What is Urine Drug Testing?

Urine drug testing is the process of evaluating a patient’s system for the presence of legal and illegal substances. Physicians use drug screening to monitor patients receiving medical therapy for pain management. It allows healthcare professionals the ability to measure the efficiency of pain medications. Each patient metabolizes pharmaceuticals at different rates and it is important for physicians to know how their patients are responding to the medications they are taking. This is where urine drug testing provides this analysis.

Reasons to Test for Drugs

  • Patients under medical therapy
  • Drug metabolic rates
  • Patients on controlled substances
  • Substance abuse patients
  • Abnormal drug behaviors
  • Inefficient pain relief
  • Diagnostic evaluation
  • Medication compliance
Urine Drug Testing

Types of Drugs Tested

  • Opiate antagonists
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Illicit drugs
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Sedatives
  • Stimulants

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