With the rise of the opioid epidemic and increased misuse of both illicit and prescription drugs, the field of toxicology has grown rapidly. Today, toxicologists play a vital role in helping to maintain the integrity of the healthcare industry, protecting patients and doctors alike.
How is drug monitoring performed?
Our seasoned, experienced Spark Labs toxicologists use urine or saliva samples for testing. This is minimally invasive to patients and does not pose any risks of bleeding, infection, or contamination. For urine samples, the patient’s urine is collected in a small cup. Saliva testing is performed by swabbing the inside of the cheeks. All samples are then carefully analyzed in our state-of-the-art laboratories.