Drug Safety

Drug Safety

Clinical Toxicology

Clinical Toxicology is the measurement and interpretation of concentrations of drugs and other toxic substance in human biological fluids for the purpose of patient care. This testing may be necessary when multiple drug ingestion is involved, as the effects of one drug may mask the clinical signs and symptoms of the effects of other drugs. The laboratory test results provide information to the clinician who can make a clinical diagnosis and provide therapy as needed.
 
Hospitals and clinics use “CLIA-Waived”  drugs  testing because this type of testing “waives” them from having to comply with the long list of laboratory requirements as well as provides them with reimbursements for the CLIA-Waived tests they have purchased.