FORENSIC DRUG TESTING

Interpath Laboratory provides forensic drug testing, support, and service. Many employers require employee drug testing. The American Management Association suggest that over 80% of all employers have some type of drug testing requirement. Most employers find that drug testing provides measurable benefits via increased productivity, decreased employee turn-over, lower insurance premiums, and lower disability claims.

We are pleased to provide experienced staff members to assist with your drug testing program. Our staff members are always available to answer your questions and to provide consultation. Interpath has a history of high service levels delivered in an easy-to-use system. Our many years of experience allow us to establish helpful partnerships with our clients.

Specimens with a positive result are automatically confirmed by a second method. Confirmation testing is performed in compliance with the highest recognized standards – providing clients with the assurance of the greatest possible accuracy and reliability of results.

Your drug testing is performed in a Federally certified, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration formerly the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) laboratory. By using a certified laboratory, employers are assured that specimens are handled according to established protocols, that strict testing standards and procedures are used – including internal and external auditing – and ultimately, that test results can stand up in court.

Interpath provides validity testing on every specimen tested. You can be assured that your employees specimens are preliminarily evaluated for adulterants and are handled with a strict adherence to “chain of custody” requirements.

Please contact our client service department to ask about our drug testing services.

PAIN MANAGEMENT

Physicians are required to manage chronic pain in a safe and effective manner. Pain medications have a legitimate and important role in the treatment for patients who suffer chronic pain, yet the use and abuse of prescription medications is a growing problem throughout the United States. An accurate determination of a patient’s medication intake is critical to patient safety. Interpath offers the provider the confidence and reliability  needed to ensure successful pain medication monitoring.

Pain Management testing includes drug screen and toxicology tests for use in clinical settings where accidental or intentional overdose of medications, illicit drugs or toxins is involved. The service includes screening procedures for a wide variety of drugs and drug classes, and for specific quantitative analyses of individual drugs or toxins; however, drug testing strategies and test methods are not well standardized, adding challenges to the selection of the right test and to the interpretation of test results.

These clinical testing services are not intended for legal, employment or forensic purposes; chain of custody procedures are not used. For certain clinical or chemical-dependency treatment patients, confirmation testing may not be indicated or routinely performed. Please call our Client Services Department to make arrangements for such testing.