Toxicology Testing

In toxicology testing, one size does not fit all. Sterling’s portfolio includes several toxicology labs located throughout the country that span a wide range of clinical capabilities. In an industry where regulations change often, our goal is to help our clients use science and technology in ways that make sense for their needs within the parameters of industry standards.

Applications of Toxicology Testing

The Science of toxicology studies the effects of drugs and chemicals on living organisms. Toxicology testing measures those effects on the body. For our clients, this means they determine the presence of a substance as well as the quantity, time of ingestion and history of intake. The goal is to obtain a well-rounded picture of a substance’s interaction with the human body.

Toxicology testing is extremely valuable to a variety of audiences, including:

Toxicology testing can be performed in a number of ways. Processes can range from traditional screening and confirmation to initial screening with an in-office point-of-care device and final confirmation of positive screens at the lab. Click here to learn more about our lab services.

Matrices for Toxicology Testing

An important factor in toxicology is the testing matrix. Each matrix offers unique information about drug ingestion and provides a targeted view of a patient’s medication use. For that reason, Sterling’s laboratories offers a full service of matrices for toxicology testing including urine, blood, oral fluid and hair. This allows us to provide the right kind of test for each client and affords flexibility to clients in how they obtain samples.

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