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Facts about Gabapentinoids

FDA warns about serious breathing problems with seizure and nerve pain medicines gabapentin (Neurontin, Gralise, Horizant) and pregabalin (Lyrica, Lyrica CR) When used with CNS depressants or in patients with lung problems 12-19-2019 What safety concern is FDA announcing? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that serious breathing difficulties [...]

Pharmacogenomics: DNA Sensitivity Drugs Testing Your patients’ health is your top priority. If their drug therapies aren’t helping, where can you turn? Through Genelex pharmacogenetic (PGx) testing, powered by YouScript® Precision Prescribing software, you’re able to achieve optimal prescribing by addressing barriers to precisionmedication management. With actionable, personalized drug and dose optimization recommendations based [...]

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Expanded Opiates: Frequently Asked Questions

What are expanded opiates? A typical opiate screen only reports the presence of codeine and morphine. An expanded opiate panel may also include hydrocodone and hydromorphone and/or oxycodone and oxymorphone. Why is the new Quest Diagnostics expanded opiate panel better? The opiate screening immunoassays are targeted to detect morphine. Since the other opiates share structural similarities with morphine, the opiate [...]

Drugs of Abuse Sweat Patch

PharmChek® Drugs of Abuse Sweat Patch

Technical Discussion Reliability/False Positives Will "passive" or inadvertent-environmental exposure to a drug cause a positive test result? We studied this question directly, even though there is a strong theoretical reason not to believe in such possibility. The absorption pad of the patch is protected from the environment by a layer of film [...]

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Signs and Symptoms of Untreated Lyme Disease

Early Signs and Symptoms (3 to 30 Days After Tick Bite) "Classic" Erythema Migrans Rash Fever, chills, headache, fatigue, muscle and joint aches, and swollen lymph nodes may occur in the absence of rashErythema migrans (EM) rash (see photos):Occurs in approximately 70 to 80 percent of infected personsBegins at the site [...]

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Fentanyl Urine Drug Test

Fentanyl Urine Drug Test at ARCpoint Labs of Tampa

What is fentanyl? Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine but is 50 to 100 times more potent.1,2 It is a prescription drug that is also made and used illegally. Like morphine, it is a medicine that is typically used to treat patients with severe pain, especially after surgery.3 It is also sometimes used to [...]

Infidelity DNA Test

Infidelity DNA Test/ Human Identity Match (HID) An infidelity DNA test is a non-court admissible DNA test that compares two samples to determine if there is unknown DNA found on an article or item. For example, an individual concerned their spouse or partner is cheating may test a stain on, most commonly, an undergarment against their [...]

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Drug Testing LAB in Tampa FL

In 1996, California became the first state to pass legislation condoning the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, and since the onset of that law, a powerful trend was set. Over 33 other states, including the District of Columbia, have now adopted various statutes for the permittance of recreational [...]

Child Hair Testing

Child Hair Testing

When a child or someone under guardianship is exposed to illegal substance abuse they often also face other coexisting obstacles to a normal life - neglect, abuse, violence, and other vulnerabilities. Substance abuse is a disease, one that often prevents adults from doing what is in a child’s best [...]

Synthetic Marijuana

A Closer Look at Synthetic Marijuana Use

Synthetic marijuana has generally been sold over the counter under such labels as Spice and K-2. It usually contains some herbal materials that have been sprayed with one or more of the designer chemicals that fall into the cannabinoid family. Until March 2011, these drugs were not scheduled by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), [...]