Urine Drug Screen Reports Can Change A Life

Introduction As a laboratory procedure readily performed in physician office settings, the simplicity of urine drug screening belies its importance and impact, as test results can be used to monitor patients’ medication compliance, detect drug abuse, provide evidence in legal/forensic cases, and improve workplace safety. Urine is the preferred specimen for drug testing primarily because…

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Strong Staff Morale: Your Umbrella for the Perfect Storm

The next thirty years comprise a perfect storm scenario for laboratory medicine in terms of meeting professional staffing needs: Millions more people will be insured and able to access the healthcare system far more comprehensively than ever before, including laboratory services Millions of baby boomers adding to the post-65 year old demographic, requiring more frequent…

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