What are medication monitoring services?
Because certain drugs can sometimes interact with one another (such as diminishing efficacy or causing adverse reactions) we offer this monitoring service to ensure your health care provider knows exactly what medications you are currently taking. The results help your health care provider safely prescribe medication as part of your treatment plan. Our lab can test urine for a broad range of medications.
How does medication monitoring help you?
- Combining certain drugs in combination can be harmful. With data available through medication monitoring your health care provider is better informed and can prescribe the most appropriate medications for you. Medication monitoring can prompt more open discussions about your treatment plan with your health care provider—and help keep you safe.
Why utilize medication monitoring services?
- Prescription medications are a common form of treatment in many different aspects of medicine. The likelihood of two drugs acting adversely in a patient’s body is increasing because prescription medications are so widely prescribed .
What’s my role in the medication monitoring process?
- You will provide a urine sample under the direction of your health care provider's office. Please follow the instructions carefully. The collection device they give you may contain instant-read test strips—do not tamper with these test strips. Your health care provider’s staff will interpret the preliminary results; they may also send the sample to an outside laboratory, such as T.E.N. Healthcare, for further analysis and/or additional testing.
What happens after my specimen is sent to the lab?
- The lab will run all tests requested by your health care provider. This may include Urine Drug Testing (UDT) to confirm the levels of both prescribed and non-prescribed medication in your system (UDT). T.E.N. Healthcare is the facility testing your specimen because your health care provider chose us.
Are my results confidential?
- Yes. T.E.N. Healthcare complies with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and all applicable state privacy regulations.
How often will I be tested?
Testing schedules vary with each person. Your health care provider makes this determination based on your medical needs.