Opioid Testing in Pain Management Patients

Examining point-of-care, laboratory immunoassay, and chromatography and mass spectrometry-based opioid testing methods.

January2nd,2020
Clinical Lab Manager

Opioids are highly effective analgesics that bind to mu receptors in the nociceptive pathway to reduce neuronal activity and pain perception. Mu receptors are also present in the limbic system where they produce reward, and as tolerance develops, patients are at risk of substance use disorders. Learn more about point-of-care testing, laboratory immunoassays, and confirmation testing methods for compliance monitoring among pain management patients. 

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