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Dear community: Please be sure to bring your ID and insurance card (if you are insured) with you to the visit. You may come get tested at any point before or after your scheduled time.

Drug Testing

What is Drug Testing?

Drug testing is a diagnostic procedure that involves analyzing biological samples to detect the presence of specific substances or their metabolites in the body. These substances may include prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, or illicit substances. By conducting drug tests, our medical team can gather essential information to assess a patient’s overall health, tailor treatment plans, and monitor the effectiveness of prescribed medications.

What to expect:

  1. Scheduling and Appointment Confirmation: Before your drug testing appointment, our friendly staff will assist you in scheduling a convenient time for your visit. You will receive a confirmation, along with any specific instructions related to your test, such as fasting requirements or medication adjustments.

  2. Check-In and Verification: Upon arrival at our clinic, you will be greeted by our welcoming front desk staff. You will be required to provide identification and verify your personal information to ensure the accuracy of your test results. Rest assured that our team values your privacy and adheres to strict confidentiality protocols.

  3. Consultation and Consent: A healthcare professional will guide you through the drug testing process, explaining the procedure and addressing any questions or concerns you may have. You will be asked to provide informed consent before the testing begins.

  4. Sample Collection: The actual drug testing process involves the collection of a biological sample, typically urine, blood, saliva, or hair, depending on the type of test ordered by your healthcare provider. Our trained staff will guide you through the collection process, ensuring comfort and maintaining your dignity throughout.

  5. Professionalism and Respect: We prioritize your comfort and well-being. Our healthcare professionals are trained to conduct drug testing with the utmost professionalism and respect for your privacy. If you have any special requests or concerns, please communicate them to our staff, and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

  6. Timely Results Delivery: After the sample collection, our dedicated team works efficiently to process and analyze the results. You can expect to receive your results within a reasonable timeframe. In case of any delays or unexpected issues, our staff will keep you informed and updated.

  7. Result Interpretation and Follow-Up: Once your results are available, a healthcare professional will discuss the findings with you. If the results require further explanation or follow-up action, our team will guide you through the next steps, ensuring that you have a clear understanding of the implications and any necessary interventions.

Precautions:

  1. Communication with Healthcare Provider: Before scheduling a drug test, it’s crucial to communicate openly with your healthcare provider about any medications, supplements, or medical conditions you may have. Certain substances can impact test results, and your healthcare provider can provide guidance on necessary precautions.

  2. Hydration and Fasting: Depending on the type of drug test, you may be required to fast or maintain specific hydration levels before the appointment. Follow any fasting or hydration instructions provided by your healthcare provider to ensure accurate results.

  3. Avoiding Over-the-Counter Medications: Some over-the-counter medications and supplements can interfere with drug test results. Inform your healthcare provider about any medications, including herbal supplements, you may be taking, and follow their guidance on discontinuation or modification before the test.

  4. Providing Accurate Medical History: Be thorough and accurate when providing your medical history. Inform the healthcare professional conducting the test about any recent surgeries, medical procedures, or health events that may impact the results.

  5. Proper Identification: Ensure that you bring a valid form of identification to your appointment. Proper identification is crucial for confirming your identity and ensuring that the results are correctly associated with your medical record.

  6. Notify Staff of Pregnancy or Nursing: If you are pregnant or nursing, inform the healthcare professionals conducting the test. Some drug testing methods may have specific considerations for pregnant or nursing individuals, and your healthcare provider will provide appropriate guidance.

  7. Abstain from Alcohol and Caffeine: In some cases, it may be advisable to abstain from alcohol and caffeine before drug testing. Follow any specific instructions provided by your healthcare provider to ensure the accuracy of test results.

  8. Dress Appropriately for Sample Collection: Depending on the type of drug test, you may need to provide a urine, blood, saliva, or hair sample. Dress in comfortable and appropriate clothing that allows for easy access to the collection site.

  9. Follow Post-Test Instructions: After completing the drug test, follow any post-test instructions provided by the healthcare professional. This may include information on resuming normal activities, potential side effects, or any additional steps that may be necessary.

Make sure to contact your doctor and notify them of your health condition

Call 9-1-1 anytime if you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:

● You have severe trouble breathing
● You have constant chest pain or pressure
● You are severely dizzy or lightheaded
● You are confused or can’t think clearly
● You have pale, gray, or blue-colored skin or lips
● You pass out or are very hard to wake up
● You have weakness or drooping on one side of the face
● You have weakness or numbness in an arm or a leg
● You have a severe headache
● You have a seizure

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