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Medical Professional Profiles

The drugs of abuse for medical professionals are often opiates, other narcotics, and benzodiazepines. This is in contrast to the general population’s more common abuse of marijuana and cocaine. LabCorp's medical professional profiles are designed to detect abusing health care providers who have access to an array of controlled substances. The medical professional profiles program provides flexible, cost-effective testing for the following:

  • Pre-employment
  • Universal monitoring
  • Random testing
  • Post-rehabilitation compliance

LabCorp has one of the most extensive substance abuse testing networks in the US. The medical professional profiles consist of a variety of drugs that are commonly abused and readily available in the medical community but not traditionally tested for by employers. LabCorp detects these drugs using:

  • Immunoassay, ELISA, and thin-layer chromatography for most of the initial testing
  • Mass spectrometry confirmation of drug metabolites

Meeting Challenges

Forensic Identity Testing

Sometimes questions have been raised about whether a specimen was actually supplied by the individual identified as the donor. These questions can be addressed through DNA testing at LabCorp’s unique forensic identity testing laboratory. The lab offers dual accreditation from the American Society of Crime Lab Directors and the College of American Pathologists as well as laboratory personnel who have analyzed thousands of cases and provided expert witness testimony in hundreds of forensic cases.

Specimen Validity Testing

LabCorp provides specimen validity testing (SVT) to assist in the detection of sample adulteration. SVT testing includes pH and creatinine (reflexing to specific gravity, if low) and analysis for oxidizing adulterants.

Wide Selection of Drugs

Medical professional profiles allow the substance abuse program administrator to monitory a wide variety of drugs with the highest degree of reliability. Profiles incorporate several categories of drugs, including expanded offerings for opiates and benzodiazepines. Profiles may also be customized to meet the needs of your program.

Standard Profiles

  • Adulteration/dilution
    • Creatinine (reflex to specific gravity if low), pH, and oxidants.
  • Amphetamines
    • Amphetamine
    • Methamphetamine
    • Ecstasy (MDMA, MDA)
  • Barbiturates
    • Amobarbital
    • Butalbital
    • Pentobarbital
    • Phenobarbital
    • Secobarbital
  • Benzodiazepines
    • Alprazolam metabolite
    • Clonazepam metabolite
    • Flurazepam metabolite
    • Lorazepam
    • Midazolam metabolite
    • 7-aminoflunitrazepam (+/-)
    • Nordiazepam
    • Oxazepam
    • Temazepam
    • Triazolam metabolite
  • Buprenorphine
  • Cannabinoids
  • Cocaine metabolite
  • Ethanol and Ethanol Biomarkers
    • Ethanol
    • Ethylglucuronide (EtG) and Ethylsulfate (EtS)
    • Phosphatidylethanol (PEth) [blood only]
  • Fentanyl
  • Meperidine 
  • Meprobamate/Carisoprodol
  • Methadone and metabolite
  • Opiates
    • Codeine
    • Hydrocodone
    • Hydromorphone
    • Morphine
    • Oxycodone
    • Oxymorphone
  • Phencyclidine
  • Propoxyphene
  • Tramadol

Additional Tests

  • Antidepressants (Amitriptyline, etc.)
  • Antihistamines (diphenhydramine, chlorpheniramine)
  • Dextromethorphan
  • Opioid Antagonists
    • Naloxone
    • Naltrexone
  • Other Drugs
    • Nalbuphine
    • Phenmetrazine
    • Ethylamphetamine
    • Ketamine
    • Butorphanol
    • Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
    • Propofol
  • Stimulants (Phentermine, diethylpropion, methylphenidate)

To set up a medical professional testing program, contact LabCorp sales.