Substance abuse in health care is of continuing concern.
The drugs of abuse for this population are often opiates, other narcotics, and benzodiazepines. This is in contrast to the general population’s abuse of marijuana and cocaine. LabCorp's medical professional profiles are designed to detect abusing health care providers with access to an array of controlled substances. The Medical Professional Profiles program provides flexible, cost-effective testing for the following:
- Universal monitoring
- Random testing
- Post-rehabilitation compliance
Medical Professional Profiles - Testing From One of the Leaders in the Field
LabCorp is 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.
- Confirmation testing with gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS), the gold standard in substance abuse testing.
LabCorp 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 and laboratory personnel who have analyzed thousands of cases and provided expert witness testimony in hundreds of forensic cases.
Specimen Validity Testing
We provide specimen validity testing (SVT) to assist in the detection of sample adulteration. SVT testing includes pH and creatinine (reflexing to specific gravity, if low).
Wide Selection of Drugs
Medical professional profiles allow the substance abuse program administrator to evaluate a large number of drugs with the highest degree of reliability. Profiles have been developed to incorporate several subcategories of drugs, especially for opiates, other narcotics, and benzodiazepines.
- Creatinine (reflex to specific gravity if low) and pH
- Alprazolam metabolite
- Flurazepam metabolite
- Triazolam metabolite
- Cocaine metabolite
- Meperidine and metabolite
- Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
To set up a medical professional testing program, contact LabCorp Sales.