Medication Monitoring with Urine Drug Testing for Pain Management
Urine drug testing (UDT) is a useful tool in pain management that provides valuable objective information to assist in diagnostic and therapeutic decision making. CLS UDT results will help pain management physicians determine if patients are taking their prescribed medications and will detect if patients are taking any medications that may interfere with the medications prescribed. Compliance by the patient is an extremely important part of the treatment plan prescribed by pain management physicians. This testing is critical to formulate a more conclusive picture of the patient’s needs.
Urine Drug Testing with CLS can help clinicians support decisions about medication therapy by
- Identify recent use of prescription medications, non-prescribed medications and illicit substances
- Monitor and support decisions about medication therapy, particularly controlled substances
- Identify possible illicit drug or medication abuse, misuse or diversion
- Detect medications that may result in a drug-drug interaction
- Advocate for and communicate with patients about individual treatment plans