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Limitations of point-of-care testing
Drug testing plays a critical role in combating the drug misuse epidemic. There are 2 main methods of clinical drug testing: presumptive testing, which includes rapid point-of-care (POC) devices as well as more sensitive laboratory immunoassays; and definitive testing, which uses highly complex laboratory instruments to identify and quantify prescription medications, illicit substances, and specific parent drugs and their metabolites, often missed by POC testing.
In today’s podcast episode, Quest Drug Monitoring & Toxicology experts will cover:
- Overview of the different types of drug testing
- Limitations of point-of-care drug testing
- Quest best practices for responsible drug testing
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