Drug Testing at Home and The Opioid Crisis

At Home Drug Testing and The Future of Telemedicine

“Before the first COVID-19 case in the United States, a different epidemic—the opioid crisis—was taking the lives of 130 Americans per day. Although the pandemic threatens everyone, it is a particularly grave risk to the millions of Americans with opioid use disorder, who—already vulnerable and marginalized—are heavily dependent on face-to-face health care delivery.”

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 19.7 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2017.

Could the relative risk of patients with substance use disorder who are not receiving the standard of care intersect with the relative risk of COVID-19?

LEARN MORE ABOUT AT HOME DRUG TESTING BY CONTACTING US: https://genotoxlabs.com/contact-us/

No Contact Drug Testing

ABOUT GENOTOX LABS:

At Genotox Laboratories, we’re devoted to providing healthcare professionals with accurate, dependable, and actionable toxicology and pharmacogenetics services. We serve pain physicians, family practices, internal medicine, psychiatrists, addiction specialists, OB/GYN, and recovery centers.

With 27 combined years of experience as a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain medicine physician, Matthew McCarty, MD became aware of the growing need for enhanced medication monitoring and personalized medicine. As a result, he founded Genotox Laboratories in 2012.

After extensive use of toxicology testing in his practice, Dr. McCarty realized that a better screening assay was essential for verifying UDT sample authenticity. Leveraging the power of molecular diagnostic testing, he invented and co-developed ToxProtect, the first patent pending DNA-authenticated urine drug test.

TAGS: Remote Urine Test, Drug Test, No Contact Drug Test, ToxDirect

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/03/27/820806440/opioid-addiction-is-a-disease-of-isolation-so-pandemic-puts-recovery-at-risk?



Remote Drug Testing and Telemedicine

Why Remote Drug Testing Saves Lives

2018: “The low rates of telehealth visits for substance use disorder that we found represent a missed opportunity to get people the help they need, especially in the context of the ongoing opioid epidemic,” said study author Haiden Huskamp, professor of health care policy at Harvard Medical School.

“…barriers include regulatory and reimbursement hurdles.” (Health Affairs 2018)

2019: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed three new billing codes to go into effect January 1, 2020 to help combat the opioid epidemic. These codes were established to help improve access to opioid addiction treatment through telemedicine encounters.

2020: COVID-19 Pandemic produces critical need for telehealth services. U.S. government lifts most of the existing telehealth restrictions.

Truth Drug Testing at Home
No Contact Drug Testing

Many companies have been following along with the telehealth evolution for years and have developed tools precisely for these times of transition.

TRUTH™ is industry’s first no contact, at home drug testing service with on-demand test results delivered to a clinician’s EMR or web portal. 100% of the clinical data you need using no contact, distance testing.

TRUTH™ is a turn-key toxicology solution designed for healthcare professionals who:

  1. Need to monitor telemedicine patients remotely
  2. Need to Drug Test at a Distance during “shelter in place” mandates
  3. Prefer to eliminate urine and/or oral fluid collections from taking place within their clinic

Learn More Here About TRUTH™ Here:

TAGS: At Home Drug Testing, Drug Test, Remote Drug Testing, Telemedicine, No Contact Drug Testing

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181204155155.htm



DNA-Verified Remote Drug Testing

Genotox Labs Uses DNA-Verified Techniques to perform Remote Drug Testing

“Drug testing is the technology of addiction medicine, it is vastly underutilized, both in terms of prevention and treatment.” – Robert L. DuPont, MD

The common tampering and falsification efforts to hide true urine drug test results include: real human urine sample substitution, synthetic urine sample substitution, “pill scraping”, dilution, oxidizer adulteration, and timing of substance use around the drug test schedule.

Urine drug testing solutions exist today that precisely address all of the above.

Remote drug monitoring with Genotox Labs
Remote Urine Testing

In what other area of life would we actively choose an inferior solution when the aforementioned solution is critical to achieving the desired outcome?

Learn More Here About Our Remote Drug Testing Process Here:

More About Genotox:

At Genotox Laboratories, we’re devoted to providing healthcare professionals with accurate, dependable, and actionable toxicology and pharmacogenetic services. We serve pain physicians, family practices, internal medicine, psychiatrists, addiction specialists, OB/GYN, and recovery centers.

Revolutionary ToxProtect™ DNA-based urine drug test (UDT) for verifying sample authenticity

Pharmacogenetic testing for predicting a patient’s expected response to certain drugs, based on their specific genetic makeup

https://www.psychcongress.com/article/testing-technology-addiction



Addiction Treatment at Home and How it is done.

Addiction Treatment at Home

“The American Psychiatric Association finds video-based sessions “equivalent” to in-person care for diagnosis, treatment, quality, and patient satisfaction. Yet, insurance hasn’t always covered it. Facing surging demand and a potential mental health epidemic, insurers are scrambling to make changes.”

Learn More at the Link Below:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-01/the-u-s-mental-health-care-system-isn-t-ready-for-coronavirus?utm_campaign=likeshopme&utm_medium=instagram&srnd=businessweek-v2&utm_source=dash%20hudson&utm_content=www.instagram.com/p/B-dVwVSnFq2/

pharmacogenetics and testing with Genotox Labs
Addiction Treatment at Home

This pandemic will forever change the way medicine is delivered. Are you prepared?

Telehealth platforms like True Mobile Health, LLC enable clinicians to deliver care and provide continuous patient engagement from a distance. At home laboratory testing like Genotox Laboratories ToxDirect™️ delivers clinicians the critical laboratory data that has long been a part of in personal care.

These tools were developed precisely for this moment.

Learn more about Genotox Labs and Our Tools Here:

At Genotox Laboratories, we’re devoted to providing healthcare professionals with accurate, dependable, and actionable toxicology and pharmacogenetic services. We serve pain physicians, family practices, internal medicine, psychiatrists, addiction specialists, OB/GYN, and recovery centers.



Tools To Deliver Remote Pain Management and Addiction Treatment During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for clinicians specializing in the treatment of patients in addiction recovery and pain management. Disease complexities, controlled substances, and toxicology monitoring requirements all pose massive hurdles to clinicians who are unable to treat patients within the traditional medical clinic.


Rapid Response to COVID-19 with Telehealth

COVID-19 poses a serious threat to older individuals and those who have been diagnosed with chronic health conditions [1, 2]. Additionally, Medicaid acts as the nation’s largest health care first responder by its nature of being able to rapidly enroll new individuals and cover new services [3]. Together Medicare and Medicaid will be responsible for protecting the most vulnerable in our society and will be rapidly adapting to a new Telehealth model of care delivery.

“Drug Testing at a Distance”

ToxDirect™ is a commercially available urine or oral fluid Drug Testing at a Distance solution. ToxDirect™ includes: direct to and from patient logistics, analyses on 110 analytes and metabolites, 48 hour turnaround time for results, and DNA authentication to verify urine sample authenticity. ToxDirect™ is the only solution in the market that ensures clinicians efficiently receive comprehensive toxicology results from anywhere in the world with the confidence of sample integrity.

Telehealth Platform Technology

With the growing concern of the spread of COVID-19, Clinicians and Treatment Facilities are searching for ways to minimize the risk of exposure for staff and patients while also complying with local, state, and federal quarantine mandates. True Mobile Health is a HIPAA compliant platform enabling instant access to virtual care and patient engagement.



When Does the Risk of Not Testing Outweigh the Risk of Drug Testing During COVID-19?

Drug Testing During Covid-19 and how to do it

Join Genotox Laboratories’ Senior Scientist, Dr. Nick Laude, as he presents on the impact of isolation and unemployment on substance misuse and abuse and how innovative technologies are empowering clinicians to maintain structure and accountability with patients from a distance.


What’s At Stake?

  1. Patients with increased risks of Covid-19 Complications.
  2. Increased Risk of Drug Misuse or Abuse due to isolation.
  3. Increased Risk of drug misuse or abuse due to sudden unemployment.
  4. Clinicians are responsible to decide what is best for patients.

Distance Solutions

  1. Integrating Telemedicine
  2. At Home Drug Testing
  3. Drive-Thru Drug Testing
  4. Safe Clinic Visits.             GenotoxLabs

When Does the Risk of Not Testing Outweigh the Risk of COVID-19?

Join Genotox Laboratories’ Senior Scientist, Dr. Nick Laude, as he presents on the impact of isolation and unemployment on substance misuse and abuse and how innovative technologies are empowering clinicians to maintain structure and accountability with patients from a distance.


What’s At Stake?

  1. Patients with increased risks of Covid-19 Complications.
  2. Increased Risk of Drug Misuse or Abuse due to isolation.
  3. Increased Risk of drug misuse or abuse due to sudden unemployment.
  4. Clinicians are responsible to decide what is best for patients.

Distance Solutions

  1. Integrating Telemedicine
  2. At Home Drug Testing
  3. Drive-Thru Drug Testing
  4. Safe Clinic Visits.             GenotoxLabs

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