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Clinical drug monitoring

At the forefront of drug monitoring

Drug misuse often occurs unintentionally in any population, which is why we offer a broad array of drug testing for your diverse needs. Whether you are seeking to start a drug monitoring program or to supplement an existing program with additional testing, we offer urine and oral fluid drug testing to meet the needs of healthcare providers, pain specialists, behavioral health specialists, and health systems.

Our reputation in clinical laboratory diagnostics is built on an unparalleled commitment to service, coupled with our industry-leading, comprehensive drug testing portfolio, including an extensive menu for prescription drugs used in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders; for other controlled medications; and for substances of abuse.

With state-of-the-art technologies, fast turnaround time, easy-to-interpret results and 600 on-staff toxicology and medical experts, Quest Diagnostics helps you protect your patients and your practice by helping you make more informed decisions.

Prescription drug monitoring: why monitor your patients?

We recognize that behind every specimen and result there is a human life—a life whose quality may be improved when pain or other controlled medications are used as you prescribed. For example, for responsible patients with refractory chronic and recurring pain, opioids not only relieve suffering, but also can support normal daily functioning, alleviate stress, and improve sleep.

Periodic urine drug testing (UDT) can help you to:

  • Monitor your patient treatment plan
  • Detect other nonprescribed medication(s)
  • Manage therapy safety and maintain availability for your patients by assisting with regulatory compliance
  • Test for other drugs of abuse (cocaine, methamphetamine, etc)

Controlled substance medications have been linked to diversion (passing the drug on to others for sale or use), noncompliance, and abuse. 

If you oversee patients who take pain or other controlled medications, especially those whom you suspect may be abusing these substances, how can you meet state and federal regulations yet still provide access to needed therapies?

One step you can take is proactive drug monitoring with urine drug testing (UDT), which helps to:

  • Supplement patient self-reporting and usage of state Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) information, with documented lab results
  • Identify drug compliance, diversion, or abuse

Quest Diagnostics constantly seeks innovative ways to enhance patient care and provide value to our customers. We provide tools that can help you create an efficient, reliable drug monitoring program. 

Each year, Quest Diagnostics releases the Health Trends™ report that presents findings from analysis of millions of deidentified aggregated clinical drug monitoring tests performed by Quest Diagnostics for patients from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. This report reveals insights into the complexity and tenacity of the drug misuse crisis in America.
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A comprehensive range of testing

We offer a broad menu of drug tests, including tests for prescription drug medications, other controlled medications, and illicit drugs—with enhanced sensitivity to better detect benzodiazepines and opioids.

Drug / Drug Class

  • Alcohol metabolites
  • Amphetamines
  • Amphetamines with reflex d/l isomers
  • Antidepressants (urine)
  • Antidepressants (serum)
  • Antipsychotics (urine)
  • Antipsychotics (serum)
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Buprenorphine with naloxone
  • Carisoprodol
  • Cocaine metabolite
  • Eszopiclone
  • Fentanyl
  • Gabapentin
  • Heroin metabolite
  • Marijuana metabolite
  • Meperidine
  • Methadone metabolite
  • Methamphetamine d/l isomers
  • Methylphenidate
  • Mitragynine
  • Naltrexone
  • Opiates
  • Opioids panel
  • Oxycodone
  • Phencyclidine
  • Pregabalin
  • Propoxyphene
  • Synthetic cannabinoids
  • Synthetic stimulants
  • Tapentadol
  • Tramadol
  • Tricyclic antidepressants
  • Zolpidem

We also offer a wide range of panels that screen for several different combinations of drugs and medications.

The power of Quest