The Truetox Difference

Medication Monitoring with Urine Drug Testing in Obstetrics / Gynecology (OB/GYN) safeguards the health of mother and child

Why screen for substance use disorders (SUD)?

Screening for Drug Abuse – A single question: How many times have you used a prescription drug for other than its intended purpose or an illicit drug in the last year?  Greater than zero is a positive screen and you must assess the patient for degree of the problem.

Consider Urine Drug Screening (UDS) after informed consent with ‘red flag’ history

Selective screening should have patient consent. Screening should enhance clinician/patient relationship, not conflict and there are patient autonomy considerations

Screening is useful for following compliance and abstinence but has limitations. Toxicologic screening may be useful in situations when the patient is symptomatic, when the nature of the presenting illness suggests drug use as a cause, and when the information will direct medical interventions.