URINE DRUG TESTING
Cordant Health Solutions™ processes thousands of urine samples a day for private-practice physicians, treatment agencies, drug courts, correctional facilities, businesses requiring pre-employment drug screens, professional health programs, clinical labs, hospital-based labs, and more.
Urine testing is the most widely used drug-testing method for four simple reasons:
- Suitable for multiple testing goals
- Simple sample collection
- Extended window of detection
- Flexible testing options—point of care, traditional screening, and lab confirmation
SIMPLE SAMPLE COLLECTION
Urine samples can be collected quickly and easily without putting undue stress on a patient or a provider’s staff. The collection process is minimally invasive and can be adapted to maintain sample integrity in instances when adulteration is an issue.
FLEXIBLE TESTING OPTIONS
Urine testing can be employed in a variety of ways. Whether a client needs instant results or an in-depth look at recent drug ingestion, urine drug testing is flexible enough to achieve the immediate and long-term goals of any organization. This kind of flexibility is one way Cordant ensures access to the right test at the right time for the right information.
SUITABLE FOR MULTIPLE TESTING GOALS
Each client has a specific purpose for urine drug testing. A pain-management physician is looking at the immediate history of a patient’s prescription regimen and checking for ingested substances—those that fall outside the treatment plan as well as those that are part of it. A rehabilitation specialist is verifying a client’s compliance with the treatment plan. A business is eliminating illicit drug use to provide a safer workplace. All of these goals and more can be achieved with urine drug testing.
EXTENDED WINDOW OF DETECTION
Urine testing has a generous detection window of two to five days (depending on the substance), which makes it a good choice for spotting recent drug ingestion and offers a clear view of substances that have recently passed through a patient’s system. It’s also well suited to detecting high concentrations of parent drugs and their metabolites. Metabolite detection is especially useful in differentiating sample-adulteration techniques, such as drug scraping and dilution, and eliminating confusion over which substance has actually been consumed.