Healthcare providers make decisions about patient health status, diagnosis, developing treatment plans and identifying potential health risks by monitoring the patient’s body responds to therapy. All of these decisions are based on laboratory data.
Medication and toxicity monitoring are essential to improving the patient’s care and serving their best interest by equipping your practice with the data needed to evaluate the success of current treatment plans or providing the insight to recommend alternative treatment options.
⇒ They choose not to take their medication regularly because of fear of addiction.
⇒ They try to deflect pain medication – whether unintentionally or intentionally.
⇒ The decision to take too little, or none at all, because of cost or side effects.
⇒ Taking too much because of inadequate pain control (metabolism).
⇒ They recklessly abuse the medication intentionally.
Physicians can now be in-service with Healthcare Testing Solutions to establish a regular monitoring program for all patients on the treatment of chronic issues to assist with identifying possible issues with patient medication adherence.
This is a once in a lifetime test, with lifetime benefits.
“By themselves, provider ‘intuition,’ patient self-reports, observation, prior documented history, and urine toxicology screens are inadequate. Rather, multiple sources of information are required to obtain the best estimate of risk potential.”
–Dennis C. Turk, Ph.D., Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Research – the University of Washington
“Urine tests can give us a lot of information to understand if somebody is taking the medications properly—or if they’re diverting them”. -Hans Hansen, MD.
When you prescribe a pain medication, it falls into 1 of 4 categories:
Safe and Effective
Safe but Ineffective
Unsafe and yet Effective
Unsafe and Ineffective
Unlocking our genetic code has created a paradigm shift away from intuitive medicine and has moved us towards precision medicine, unveiling the “era of personalized medicine. Simply put, a medication that might be safe and effective in one patient may be ineffective or even harmful in another.
If you’re not completely happy with your current Lab or want to get started, contact me today and I’ll present your options on our testing program. All tests are performed using LC/MS/MS Rapid Toxicology Screening technology.