PainWeek Booth Presentation: Strategies to Detect and Prevent Adulteration and Substitution in Urine Drug Testing
Urine is often the preferred specimen for drug testing due to noninvasive collection and because urine testing is readily available and inexpensive. However, pain management patients may adulterate or substitute urine to mimic compliance to drug therapy. This presentation will discuss strategies for detecting and preventing urine adulteration, as well as alternate specimen types that can be used for drug screening and which are less susceptible to adulteration/substitution.
Originally presented on September 07, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Kamisha Johnson-Davis, PhD, DABCC
Medical Director, Clinical Toxicology Laboratory, ARUP Laboratories
Assistant Professor of Pathology, University of Utah School of Medicine
Dr. Johnson-Davis is the medical director of the Clinical Toxicology Laboratory at ARUP and an assistant professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Johnson-Davis received her PhD in pharmacology at the University of Utah and is board certified in clinical chemistry by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in clinical chemistry at the University of Utah, Department of Pathology, and was a postdoctoral research associate at the Center of Human Toxicology at the University of Utah. Dr. Johnson-Davis is a member of various professional societies, including the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists and the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.