HUM provides unannounced or random 12 panel + alcohol urine drug Point of Care Testing (POCT) as part of continuing care for abstinence-based recovery from Addiction. POCT results can be provided within 15 minutes. The negative tests will serve as an objective base for any advocacy reports that may be needed on the client’s behalf.
All urine drug point of care testing (POCT) at HUM includes testing of any combination of the following substances: Methamphetamine; Amphetamine; Cocaine; Morphine; Ecstasy, Methadone metabolites, Tricyclic antidepressants; oxycodone; Barbiturates; Buprenorphine; Phencyclidine; Synthetic Cannabinoid; Ketamine; Methaqualone; Fentanyl; Tramadol; Ethyl Glucuronide; Marijuana and Benzodiazepines.
The client will be notified of positive test results and further treatment recommendations will be discussed jointly, to improve stability in recovery.
Any out of town absences require 48 hours notification and failure to show for a urine specimen will be considered a positive specimen and be recorded as such.
All positive tests will be confirmed by an independent laboratory through Calgary Health Labs in accordance with Chain of Custody protocol.
As a licensed physician with knowledge of substance abuse, Dr. Raju Hajela is qualified as a Medical Review Officer (MRO) to review mandated drug tests from a lab. Our MRO will review lab results, interview the donor when necessary, determine whether an alternative medical explanation could account for a positive test result, report the verified result to the employer, and maintain the confidentiality of the information.
The MRO, through training and experience, is knowledgeable in the areas of:
For more information about Medical Review Officer services and fees, please contact us at 403-536-2480 or [email protected]
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