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Topics in Drug Testing features three top toxicologists from Quest Diagnostics with clear and up-to-date information about important issues in drug monitoring today. These high-energy experts entertain listeners while cutting through many of the misunderstandings about drug testing and monitoring issues.

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Topics in Drug Testing features three top toxicologists from Quest Diagnostics with clear and up-to-date information about important issues in drug monitoring today. These high-energy experts entertain listeners while cutting through many of the misunderstandings about drug testing and monitoring issues.

    Drug Misuse in America

    Drug Misuse in America

    Welcome to the Quest Diagnostics “topics in drug testing” podcast. Today’s episode is with Quest Diagnostics senior medical advisor, Drug Monitoring and Toxicology, Dr Jeff Gudin, and Justin Niles, lead medical informatics analyst for Quest Diagnostics Health Trends™.  The podcast will cover:Key findings from the Quest Diagnostics Health Trends report, Drug Misuse in America 2019Summary of analysis of more than 4.4 million de-identified drug monitoring tests performed by Quest Diagnostics from 2011 through 2018Findings of a Harris Poll survey of 500 primary care physicians, as part of Health Trends report analysisHighlights of the evolving drug misuse crisis in America, including Drug mixing and the overdose death connectionKey challenges facing physicians today, with regards to identifying drug misuse, and treating patients with chronic pain The role and importance of drug monitoring and incorporating it into medical practiceYou may download a PDF version of this presentation here>> To listen to other podcasts in our series or learn more about Quest Diagnostics' comprehensive drug testing offering, please visit QuestDrugMonitoring.com. There you will find our Drug Monitoring Test Directory, as well as educational resources and insights from our team of toxicology experts. At Quest Diagnostics we are committed to providing you results and insight to support your clinical decisions.

    • 20 min
    Kratom: Identifying "a drug of concern"

    Kratom: Identifying "a drug of concern"

    Welcome to the Quest Diagnostics “topics in drug testing” podcast. Today’s episode is with Jack Kain, PharmD, Quest Diagnostics medical science liaison, and Jeff Gudin, MD, senior medical advisor, Quest Diagnostics drug monitoring. Drs Kain and Gudin will be discussing “testing for kratom.” The podcast will cover:What is kratom?o What is the chemical make-up?Kratom toxicity and side effectsTesting for kratomWhy testing is important?How to test for kratomWhat testing will tell you You may download a PDF version of this presentation here>> To listen to other podcasts in our series or learn more about Quest Diagnostics' comprehensive drug testing offering, please visit QuestDrugMonitoring.com. There you will find our Drug Monitoring Test Directory, as well as educational resources and insights from our team of toxicology experts. At Quest Diagnostics we are committed to providing you results and insight to support your clinical decisions.

    • 20 min
    Why and when to use oral fluid testing

    Why and when to use oral fluid testing

    Welcome to the Quest Diagnostics “topics in drug testing” podcast. Today’s episode is with Les Edinboro, PhD, Quest Diagnostics executive science director, toxicology and drug monitoring, and Jeff Gudin, MD, senior medical advisor Quest Diagnostics drug monitoring. Drs Edinboro and Gudin will be discussing “why and when to use oral fluid testing.”The podcast will cover:What is oral fluid testing?Compare oral fluid testing to other methods of testingWhat are the benefits of oral fluid testing?What are some of the drugs oral fluid testing can identify?How are the drugs identified?How is the sample collected?Discuss some of the collection issuesYou may download a PDF version of this presentation here >>Download the oral fluid specimen collection instructions PDF here >>Download the oral fluid testing brochure PDF here >>To listen to other podcasts in our series or learn more about Quest Diagnostics comprehensive drug testing offering, please visit QuestDrugMonitoring.com. There you will find our Drug Monitoring Test Directory, as well as educational resources and insights from our team of toxicology experts. At Quest Diagnostics we are committed to providing you results and insight to support your clinical decisions.

    • 27 min
    Dangerous drug combinations

    Dangerous drug combinations

    Welcome to the Quest Diagnostics “topics in drug testing” podcast. Today’s episode is with Quest Diagnostics Senior Medical Advisor Dr Jeff Gudin and Medical Science Liaison Dr Jack Kain. Drs Gudin and Kain will be discussing “dangerous drug combinations.”

    • 19 min
    Screening for alcohol use in pain management and primary care: it’s about time

    Screening for alcohol use in pain management and primary care: it’s about time

    Welcome to the Quest Diagnostics “Topics in drug testing” podcast. Today’s episode is with Quest Diagnostics Senior Medical Advisor Dr Jeff Gudin and Medical Science Liaison Dr Jack Kain. Drs Gudin and Kain will be discussing “Screening for alcohol use in pain management and primary care.”The podcast will cover the importance of alcohol testing in order to:Understand drug and alcohol misuse and abuseShare prevalence rates of alcohol use and misuse, and alcohol use disordersProvide information on alcohol use, and concomitant use with opioids and benzodiazepinesScreening guidelinesTools and types of testsTesting for alcoholBreathalyzerAdvances in testingBiomarkersOther considerationsQuest Diagnostics approachYou may download the PDF version of this presentation here>>To learn more, please visit QuestDrugMonitoring.com for information on our Drug Monitoring Test Directory and offerings, as well as educational resources and insights from our team of toxicology experts. At Quest Diagnostics, we are committed to providing you results and insights to support your clinical decisions.

    • 18 min
    Patients with substance use disorders in medication-assisted treatment (MAT)

    Patients with substance use disorders in medication-assisted treatment (MAT)

    Welcome to the Quest Diagnostics “topics in drug testing” podcast. Today’s episode is with Quest Diagnostics Senior Medical Advisor, Dr Jeff Gudin, and Medical Science Liaison, Dr Jack Kain. They will be discussing drug testing for patients with substance use disorders in medication-assisted treatment (MAT).In today’s episode, some of the points that will be covered include:What is medication-assisted treatment?What are the goals of the treatment program?The medications used in the treatment program Drug testing during MATPurpose of drug testingTypes of drug testingSpecimen collectionSpecimen validityTest confirmationYou may download the PDF version of this presentation here >To learn more, please visit QuestDrugMonitoring.com for information on our Drug Monitoring Test Directory and offerings, as well as educational resources and insights from our team of toxicology experts. At Quest Diagnostics, we are committed to providing you results and insights to support your clinical decisions.

    • 20 min

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