Drug screenings serve numerous important medical and legal purposes. Trinity Medical Laboratories in Marlton, NJ, is committed to providing results you can trust with the fastest turnaround time in the business. Our approach to urinary drug screens (UDS) ensures reliable, consistent results in 24 hours using the latest technology available.
Fast and Accurate 24-Hour Urinary Drug Screens (UDS)
For a UDS to be of any use, it needs to be accurate. An inconclusive test result slows down treatment at best, while errors can lead to more severe mistakes. We provide peak accuracy by utilizing the most dependable technology available, and reduce errors by giving our staff the best training possible to minimize the potential for human error.
The Most Accurate Method
Our two-step process follows best practices in the industry for urinary drug screens. First, we use enzyme immunoassay (EIA) to screen for positive substances. The EIA can quickly identify the presence of different types of drugs in the body. When we have a positive result, we then proceed to use liquid Chromatography-mass spectrometry (LCMS) using a high performance column (HPLC).
Depending on your needs, we can go straight to the LCMS test when more precise results are needed. While the EIA can tell you if a drug is present in the system, it cannot determine the exact quantity. Opting for LCMS is especially useful in patient care scenarios where doctors need to monitor patients’ compliance with a treatment protocol.
Between these two methods, we are able to provide precise results consistently and can tailor our screens to your specific needs. We can even provide proficiency testing upon request to further demonstrate the accuracy of our test results.
Studies have shown that staff are responsible for the majority of errors in laboratory settings. The most commonly made mistakes include mislabeling, poor handling of samples, and misreading test results.
Everyone involved in the logistics chain, from the sample collectors to our in-house couriers to our laboratory workers is highly trained. We apply a rigid procedure to every specimen, regardless of who orders it. Our staff knows what to do and takes great care not to spoil any samples. Our team is a large part of why we’re able to provide such a swift turnaround time.
The Secret To Speed
Speaking of speed, we know it matters. Doctors need to know what’s in a patient’s system. Mental healthcare workers need to know if their patients are following protocols. Employers need to be able to make key hires quickly. The longer a test takes, the more it affects everyone down the line.
Our entire process is designed to make sure you can get your test results within 24 hours. The method we’ve perfected makes us nearly 50% faster than the competition. How do we do it? We rely on transparency and technology to get the job done.
We put pressure on ourselves by making the entire specimen handling process as transparent as it can be. From the moment we collect a sample, we label it and scan it into our system. As a client, you’ll have access to our portal where you can track your UDS in real time. As soon as results are available you will be notified.
Rather than rely on third party couriers who may not employ the best practices in handling urine samples, we have our own team of in-house couriers. Rely on us long enough and you’ll probably get to know them by name. By having our own staff, we can guarantee that samples will reach the lab faster, further reducing error rates and getting the results back to you sooner.
We make getting results easy by providing you with simple, easy to understand reports after each test. However, we can go one step further and work directly with your patients’ EMRs. Of course, data privacy protection and adhering to HIPAA rules is paramount to your work, and at Trinity we take great care to handle patients’ UDS data according to the law.
Benefits for Healthcare Providers
Many treatments cannot begin until a patient’s urinary drug screen is complete. By speeding up this process and providing accurate results, we help healthcare providers act faster. Having a reliable lab at your fingertips means you can accelerate your own internal logistics and get more done in less time.
Our ability to interface directly with EMRs likewise reduces redundant data entry work and the potential for data entry errors. With our high accuracy, you can be confident that you are making the right decisions based on true results.
Benefits for Employers
If you’re an employer looking for a reliable lab partner for your employee drug screens, look no further. Whether you need regular testing for employees in hazardous conditions, or you just need an occasional test for new hires, we can speed up the process.
Our fast turnaround means your team can get back to work quickly. As we don’t sacrifice on accuracy you can rest assured that the results you get from Trinity are reliable and actionable.
Benefits for Patients
Whether you come to Trinity of your own accord or have been sent by an employer or healthcare provider, we treat you as a valued customer. Our staff is not only skilled at their jobs, they’re skilled as people with kindness and empathy at the forefront of what we do. We strive to make every visit to our laboratory a comfortable one.
You can feel confident knowing that our process produces accurate results. You won’t have to worry about false positives or inconclusive results putting a job opportunity at risk or creating confusion at the doctor’s office.
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Our accurate methods and fine-tuned logistics system have made us the partner of choice for dozens of medical facilities, private practitioners, and employers alike. We never compromise on quality and always give our clients the best service in the business. If you are looking for a reliable laboratory to handle your urinary drug screens, call Trinity Medical Laboratories in Marlton, NJ, today.