Urine Drug Testing/Toxicology

Benefits of our Toxicology Program

  •  24-48 hour turnaround time

  •  Web based supply ordering and resulting portal

  •  Auto-shipment of Testing Supplies – Accounts will not run out of testing and shipping supplies

  •  Onsite training for all processes and systems 

We accept All Medicare, Medicaid, and Commercial Samples

  •  We accept all Medicaid, Medicare and Commercial Insurance

  •  National Contract with Aetna

  •  Medicaid Contracts in multiple states (Please contact us for updated Medicaid list at support@giantmed.com)

 

Why our lab is different?

  •  24- 48 hour turnaround time

  •  Dedicated Compliance Department to provide assistance and guidance

  •  Personalized Customer Support – No Automated Menus or Robots Answer Customer Service phones

  •  Fully Customized Test Panels and Cut Off Levels

Benefits

  •  Consultation and Test Report Reviews provided upon request.

  •  Full Service Analyzer Program (Large accounts may qualify to create additional revenue)

  •  Specimen tracking software

 

Process

​Our Lab has a streamlined and efficient on-boarding system in place allowing new accounts to start testing in 3-4 Days. Specimen Collectors may be provided with prior approval.(Please Note: Some state laws do not allow specimen collectors to be provided by a lab)

 

Why utilize Urine Drug Testing?

 

According to the The American Pain Society and American Academy of Pain Medicine guidelines for chronic opioid therapy state that “clinicians should consider periodically obtaining urine drug screens or other information” as part of their plan of care.

 

Can you tell if your pain patients are using their pain medications correctly?

 

In a national study, the majority of patient samples screened showed one or more abnormalities indicating potential misuse, abuse or diversion issues

  • “Evidence from recent studies suggests that monitoring the behavior alone of patients on chronic opioid treatment will fail to detect potential problems revealed by urine toxicology testing.”3

  • In one study, 27 percent of patients with no behavioral issues had a positive urine screen for illicit or non-prescribed drugs.

 

There are many reasons why pain patients may not be taking their medications as prescribed. Patients may:

  • Choose not to take their medication regularly due to fear of addiction

  • Take too little, or none at all, because of cost or side effects.

  • Take too much because of inadequate pain control.

  • Abuse the medication intentionally.

  • Divert pain medication – whether unintentionally or intentionally.

 

Having better information helps you treat your patients with a higher standard of care.

 

In order to reduce medication misuse and abuse, it is important to assess whether your chronic pain patients are taking their medication correctly. It’s vital information for assuring that your patients receive the right treatment for the best outcomes—and protecting the safety of both your patients and your practice. 

 

Don’t take chances with your opioid patients. Trust Giant Medical to help you identify potential misuse, abuse or diversion issues.


References
1. Chou, R., et al. (2009). Opioid treatment guidelines: Clinical guidelines for the use of chronic opioid therapy in chronic noncancer pain. The Journal of Pain, 10(2), 113-130.

2. Couto, J.E., Romney, M.C., Leider, H.L., et al. (2009). High rates of inappropriate drug use in the chronic pain population. Population Health Management, 12(4), 185-190.

3. Katz, N. & Fanciullo, G. (2002). Role of urine toxicology testing in the management of chronic opioid therapy. The Clinical Journal of Pain, 18(4), S76-82.


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