The Need for Urine Drug Testing
BETTER DETECTION =BETTER PATIENT CARE AND OUTCOMES
According to the National Institute on drug abuse, "Drug testing by urinalysis has been suggested and in many cases implemented for prospective and current employees in industry; for personnel of the armed forces; for parolees and bail seekers in civilian court systems; for workers in the transportation industry; and for individuals who serve as role models, such as nationally known athletes. Two factors have led to the widespread use of urine drug tests: technical developments in testing methods and the growing demand for drug testing. Society is becoming increasingly aware of the impact of drug use on public safety and of the financial impact on industry of lost time and productivity.
According to American Drug Addiction Centers, Drug abuse and addiction cost American society more than $740 billion annually in lost workplace productivity, healthcare expenses, and crime-related costs.
Why perform urine drug screens instead of blood screens? Urine drug screens are the "Gold Standard" in drug testing. In a blood sample a drug may be detected only for a few hours, the same drug can be detected in a urine sample for as long as three days or even for as long as 30 days, depending on the chemical nature of the drug. Source: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
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