Urine Drug Testing: Demystifying Pandora’s Box

Expires August 1, 2018

Presentation

 
Length: 55:44 minutes

Overview

In this presentation, originally delivered during Mayo Medical Laboratories’ Visiting Faculty presentation Paul Jannetto, Ph.D., discusses clinical utility and limitations of urine screening assays and definitive tests for drugs of abuse and opioids. Dr. Jannetto uses case studies to highlight the challenges of interpreting urine drug tests in the context of the test, drug(s) prescribed, specimen type, specimen validity test results, and the patient.

Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the clinical utility and limitations of urine screening assays and definitive tests for drugs of abuse and opioids.
  • Identify the challenges of correctly interpreting urine drug testing results and discuss the use of alternative specimen types for monitoring controlled substances.
  • Describe how laboratory testing can be used to identify recent vs. chronic marijuana use and the challenges with identifying prescribed vs. recreational marijuana.

Intended Audience

This program is appropriate for clinicians, pathologists, medical technologists, nurses, pharmacists, and other allied health staff.

Level of Instruction

Intermediate

Faculty

Photo of Paul Jannetto, Ph.D.Paul Jannetto, Ph.D.
Division of Clinical Biochemistry
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota
 
 
 

Credit

The following types of credit are offered for our Virtual Lecture programs:

ASCLS P.A.C.E.®
State of California
State of Florida

To obtain credit:

  1. Watch the video.
  2. Complete the posttest and evaluation that launches immediately following the video.
  3. Generate and print your certificate.

For an instruction sheet that describes the process, see http://www.cme-evaluations.com/instructions.pdf.

Note: Participants requesting P.A.C.E.© credit, in compliance with ASCLS P.A.C.E. program requirements, must attain a score of 70% or higher on the posttest to obtain a certificate.

Mayo Medical Laboratories is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® program. This program has been approved for a maximum of 1.0 P.A.C.E® contact hours. Level of instruction for this program is intermediate.

Mayo Medical Laboratories is approved as a Continuing Education Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science for State of California and State of Florida credit. Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel has designated this program for General (Clinical Chemistry/UA/Toxicology) credit. The level of instruction for this program is intermediate. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour.

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