Controlled Substance Monitoring

In this month’s “Hot Topic,” Paul Jannetto, Ph.D., discusses the use of qualitative urine screening assays and quantitative confirmatory testing to determine compliance in pain management patients.

By MCL Education • May 3, 2021

In this month’s “Hot Topic,” Paul Jannetto, Ph.D., discusses the high-resolution targeted stimulant and PCP screening test from Mayo Clinic Laboratories, which offers sensitivity and specificity for use in the monitoring and management of patients who are prescribed CNS stimulant medications.

By MCL Education • April 5, 2021

Controlled substance testing options vary in the details they provide about patient drug use, painting an incomplete picture of usage patterns that can hinder accurate prescription monitoring and treatment outcomes. However, a new comprehensive Controlled Substance Monitoring Panel, developed by the Clinical and Forensic Toxicology Laboratory at Mayo Clinic Laboratories, offers in-depth analysis on more than 70 different prescription medications and illicit substances to provide clinicians with details and interpretations on patients’ controlled substance use lacking in other laboratory assays.

By Robin Huiras-Carlson • March 10, 2021

In this month’s “Hot Topic,” Paul Jannetto, Ph.D., discusses the high-resolution targeted opioid screening test from Mayo Clinic Laboratories, which offers sensitivity and specificity for use in the monitoring and management of patients who are prescribed opioid pain-relieving medication.

By MCL Education • July 13, 2020

In this month’s “Hot Topic,” Paul Jannetto, Ph.D., will highlight Mayo Clinic’s new targeted benzodiazepine assay and discuss the advantages and limitations of various urine-screening assays as well as quantitative confirmatory testing to determine compliance to benzodiazepine therapy.

By MCL Education • December 2, 2019