Announcement: New office hours

Starting March 6, 2017 Nationwide Medical Review will observe new office hours:

Monday through Friday:  8am – 7pm EST

Saturday:  9am – 12pm EST

INTERPRETING URINE DRUG TEST RESULTS

* not updated past the 2001 rules changes * Urine test results, although useful for screening, GIVE NO USEFUL QUANTITATIVE INFORMATION This is because urinary excretion is dependent on too many variables: e.g. initial dose, rate of absorption, donor’s level of hydration and general health, and the time between the drug use and the collection. Urine test results give NO INFORMATION about HOW a substance got into the donor’s system! Urine test results give NO INFORMATION about HOW MUCH [what dose] of a substance the donor took. Urine test results give ONLY LIMITED INFORMATION ABOUT WHEN a donor might have …

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Self Assessment Quiz!

* not updated past the 2001 rules changes * A QUIZ ON INTERPRETATION OF URINE DRUG TEST RESULTS FOR DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE PROFESSIONALS Donor A (Joe) shows a test level of 24 for Marijuana. Donor B (Jane) shows a test level of 160 for Marijuana. Based on this information, you can conclude that: 1. Jane has obviously abused more than Joe TRUE or FALSE 2. Jane must have taken a larger dose of Marijuana. TRUE or FALSE 3. Jane was most likely much more impaired than Joe TRUE or FALSE 4. Joe was probably not impaired at all. TRUE or FALSE 5. Jane is more addicted than Joe TRUE or FALSE …

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