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Drugs of Abuse Testing

Ordering the Right Test at the Right Time,
and What Does it Mean?


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Slide 68

September 2009

So very quickly to summarize the interpretation, a positive drug screen tells you something. It tells you that the patient has drug X in their system.

But don’t forget context: the patient’s drug history, drug metabolism, and timing of collection. Remember the benzos and how complicated their drug metabolism was?



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