Topics in Drug Testing from Quest Diagnostics

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Implementing a Drug Monitoring Protocol in your practice

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Today’s podcast discussion will focus on appropriate steps to take to implement an effective Drug Monitoring Protocol in your practice. Key information shared will include:

  • Some of the key challenges facing clinicians today
  • Important steps to take for implementing a responsible drug monitoring protocol
  • How Quest can help

The episode will feature Quest Senior Medical Advisor, Dr Jeff Gudin; Medical Liaison Jack Kain, PharmD; and Senior Product Manager Jason Suomala, for the Quest Diagnostics Drug Monitoring and Toxicology division.

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Alternative Specimen Collection Options

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Today’s podcast discussion will focus on the importance of drug monitoring and the benefits of “alternative” sample collection options during the COVID-19 pandemic. Key information shared will include:

  • How clinical drug monitoring is a critical tool to help assess prescription compliance with controlled substances and help identify drug misuse
  • Situations, including the COVID-19 pandemic, when in-office collection isn't always possible
  • Quest Diagnostics’ offerings for alternative specimen collection options, including:
    - Self /At-Home collection
    - Patient Service Center collection
  • How alternative collection options can help ensure your patients get the testing they need

The episode will feature Quest Senior Medical Advisor, Dr Jeff Gudin, and Jason Suomala, Senior Product Manager for the Quest Diagnostics Drug Monitoring and Toxicology division.

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