Dax Laboratories processes hundreds 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 Dax Laboratories 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 detecting recent drug ingestion and offers a clear view of substances 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 by the patient.
Dax Urine Test Menu
Urine Specimen Validity by EIA
Urine Drug Screen by EIA
Urine Toxicology Confirmation by LC-MS/MS
confirmed by a more specific quantitative analytical method such as Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GS/MS) or Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). Clinical and professional judgment should be applied to any drug of abuse test result, particularly when preliminary results are used.
Dax Laboratories has developed the test methodology and determined its performance characteristics. The test methodology is for clinical purposes only and has not been cleared or approved by the FDA. Analytical testing has been conducted per Dax Laboratories standard operating procedures under regulation of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988 (CLIA) and is COLA accredited to perform highly complex tests such as LC-MS/MS.