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:
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.
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.
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.
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.