How to Perform Urine Drug Testing and Interpret Results
Part 2 - Prescription Drug Monitoring in Chronic Opioid Therapy: Employing Urine Drug Testing to Optimize Patient Outcomes
Urine drug testing is an effective tool to assess for adherence to opioid therapy, misuse, and abuse. In this activity, esteemed faculty discuss the differences between presumptive (screening) and definitive (confirmatory) urine drug testing, including their advantages and drawbacks and reasons why false positive and false negative results occur.
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