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Drug testing for stimulants

Quest episode 9 Drug testing for stimulants

Today’s podcast will cover drug testing for stimulants and will highlight some of the challenges in results interpretation for this class of drugs. Important information shared during the discussion will include:

  • What is classified as a stimulant
  • Analysis of Amphetamine, Methamphetamine, and MDMA
  • Interpretation challenges
  • Synthetic stimulants
  • The role of clinical drug monitoring
  • Quest Diagnostics amphetamine drug testing offering

 

The episode features Dr Les Edinboro, PhD, executive science director, and Dr Jeff Gudin, senior medical advisor, Quest Diagnostics Drug Monitoring and Toxicology.

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Why and when to use oral fluid testing

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Today's podcast will cover why and when to use oral fluid testing. Some key topics shared will include:

 

  • What is oral fluid testing?
  • Comparison of oral fluid testing to other methods of testing
  • The benefits of oral fluid testing?
  • Some of the drugs oral fluid testing can identify?
    • How are the drugs identified?
    • How is the sample collected?
  • Discussion on some of the key collection issues

The episode features Les Edinboro, PhD, Quest Diagnostics executive science director, toxicology and drug monitoring, and Jeff Gudin, MD, senior medical advisor, Quest Diagnostics drug monitoring. 

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