Telehealth: The Future of Healthcare in a Post-COVID-19 Era

Living in a digital age means that technology is consistently evolving to fit the needs of its users. Especially, as of late and in light of Covid-19, traditional in-person services have transitioned into remote services. Healthcare is no exception. 

Crowded hospitals and limited face-to-face access mean that providers depend more and more on innovative Telehealth solutions to serve their patients.  

So what is Telehealth? 

According to the Health Resources Services Administration, telehealth is the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care. More than that, it involves patient and professional health-related education, public health, and health administration training. 

These technologies include videoconferencing, store-and-forward imaging, streaming media, and remote testing and sample collection. 

Why is Telehealth the future of Healthcare? 

As Telehealth continues to grow, patients will discover that they can receive quality healthcare services from the comfort of their homes. Most Healthcare plans will eventually involve some form of remote assistance. Even critics and naysayers will be forced, over time, to adapt to telehealth practices. 

At Genotox Laboratories, we understand how telehealth can best serve the interests of patients, physicians, and medical professionals alike. NextGenUDT featuring ToxProtect DNA-verified Urine Drug Testing (UDT) the industry’s first no contact, at home drug testing service. On-demand test results are delivered to a clinician’s EMR or web portal. 

It’s vital that remote testing is authentic and accurate. This includes opiates and opioids, antipsychotics, skeletal muscle relaxants, stimulants, cannabinoids, and other illicit drugs.

Knowing an at-home drug test definitively authenticates samples, reveals mislabeling errors, and detects urine sample substitutions is important. Not to mention, it encourages patients down the right path towards sobriety. 

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For more information about ToxProtect DNA-verified Urine Drug Testing (UDT) or the future of Telehealth solutions, visit https://genotoxlabs.com/nextgenudt/ . Or get in touch via info@genotoxlabs.com today.


Genotox Laboratories: The Best At-Home Drug Testing Kit for Physicians

The next best alternative to an in-person witness for drug testing is Genotox Laboratories Revolutionary ToxProtect™ DNA-based urine drug test. The absence of in-person connection due to Covid-19 shouldn’t be a reason to abandon the most authentically verified methods of drug testing. 

As physicians, drug tests should be accurate and verifiable. NextGenUDT featuring ToxProtect DNA-verified Urine Drug Testing (UDT) serves the best interests of patients, physicians, and medical professionals alike. 

Knowing an at-home drug test authenticates samples, reveals mislabeling errors, and detects urine sample substitutions, encourages patients down the right path towards sobriety. Here, adding a cheek swab makes the difference in verifying an authentic sample.

While an array of convincing reasons for physicians to take advantage of this revolutionary telehealth technology exist, the following variables highlight why deciding to invest in NextGenUDT featuring ToxProtect DNA-verified Urine Drug Testing (UDT) is a no brainer: 

Benefits:

Next day results: 98% of NextGenUDT drug test results are report in under 32 hours which is shorter than average. Results should be quick and efficent, given the growing problems with drug misuse, abuse, and diversion leading to more serious issues. 

Growing painmed panel: Testing for Non-opioid monitoring is available through ToxProtect DNA-verified Urine Drug Testing (UDT). This includes testing for various opiates and opioids, antipsychotics, skeletal muscle relaxants, stimulants, cannabinoids, and other illicit drugs.

Psych complete panel: ToxProtect DNA-verified Urine Drug Testing (UDT) provides a complete clinical picture and history of a patient’s care.  

Results connect: Understanding more than a simple positive or negative result is important. Not to mention, Gentox’s integration of an easy to access physicians portal.  

Reflexive dilution: ToxProtect DNA-verified Urine Drug Testing (UDT) effectively Quantifies out-of-range values

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Although UDT’s are a necessary tool for medication and sobriety monitoring, they can challenge the physician-patient relationship, especially when disagreements arise over results. Ideally, the process should unfold in a smooth, accurate, and respectful manner. For more information about ToxProtect DNA-verified Urine Drug Testing (UDT), visit https://genotoxlabs.com/nextgenudt/ or get in touch via info@genotoxlabs.com today.


Genotox Laboratories ToxDirect TRUTH™: The Best No-Contact At-Home Drug Test

Drug testing often has it’s physical and scientific limitations. At times, tests can be expensive, rigorously time-consuming, and inaccurate.

Luckily, in an age of social and physical distancing, Genotox Laboratories have developed a state-of-art 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.

TRUTH™ is the industries first no contact, at home drug testing service with on-demand test results delivered to a clinician’s EMR or web portal. This means you receive all the clinical data you need using a no-contact distance testing method.

Beyond that, Genotox TRUTH™ technology utilizes DNA-verified Urine Drug Testing (UDT) that definitively authenticates samples, reveals mislabeling errors, and detecting potential urine sample substitutions.

Combining a one-time cheek swab with the urine collection process utilizes genomic cross-verification to match a urine sample to its donor. This method of testing can detect over 100 controlled substances. ToxProtect also reveals the presence of synthetic or substitute human urine.

For more information on sample collection procedures visit the following instructional videos:

  1. TRUTH™ swab collection instructions
  2. TRUTH™ urine collection instructions

To get started visit MyTruthTest.com, or for more information contact us


Urine Drug Testing is the future of addiction medicine

“Urine 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 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.

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

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Learn More At:

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


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Genotox Labs uses DNA for accurate at home drug tests.

“Providers, at different rates, are realizing this [pandemic] isn’t going away tomorrow,” Genotox Laboratories chief operating officer Shawn Lunney tells Addiction Professional.

“If everybody is really interested in having the highest level of resolution and the most accurate drug test, you could see this sticking around and having long-term potential.”

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https://www.psychcongress.com/article/remote-drug-screening-gains-acceptance-during-pandemic


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/

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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.

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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:

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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/

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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