Immunoassay screen for the following drug classes or method groups: barbiturates, cannabinoids, cocaine, and ethanol. Test also includes specimen validity testing (creatinine, pH, and oxidants) to detect adulteration, dilution, or substitution of the specimen.
Results of this test are presumptive. If confirmatory testing is desired, the confirmatory test(s) can be ordered as add-on (u-have) tests, utilizing the original urine collection, within 9 days of the original test.
This test is intended to compliment the test “Targeted Drug Panel, Urine” (TDPU).
Immunoassay screen (presumptive results) for tests not covered in the “Targeted Drug Panel, Urine” (TDPU).
This test recognizes the following drug classes utilizing immunoassay reagents: barbiturates, cannabinoids, cocaine, and ethanol. Test includes specimen validity testing (creatinine, pH, and oxidants) to detect adulteration, dilution, or substitution of the specimen.
Immunoassay is useful in detecting truly negative samples. However, each immunoassay is more sensitive to some components of the drug class than others, and cross-reactivity of other substances can interfere or alter results. Therefore, this test is intended to be used by a physician or trained provider and interpreted in the context of the patient's symptoms and history.
Positive results are not definitive, and should be considered presumptive. Any presumptive positive results should be confirmed before the results are acted upon. The advantage of this test is that it is low-cost to the patient, and in most cases will give enough information to determine if the patient is adhering to the guidelines of their particular pain management program.
Specimens are kept for 9 business days from the screening date. If confirmation testing is desired to accurately determine what drugs the patient is positive for, please or the additional testing or call the laboratory at 93734 within this timeframe. If specimen is available, confirmation testing can be ordered at an additional charge. For specific details of what drugs are detected in each confirmation assay, please refer to the information provided with those specific test codes or inquire with the laboratory's technical staff before ordering.
Drug classes are reported as “Positive” or “Negative”. Specific drugs within these drug classes are not reported, and would require confirmatory testing if this information is desired.
Results should be confirmed before acting on results.