Drug monitoring and toxicology in the field of psychiatry are crucial to the health and well-being of patients, many of whom represent highly vulnerable populations, such as adolescents, the elderly, and the mentally ill. Our state-of-the-art testing services can give psychiatrists the security and confidence they desire by helping to prevent nonresponse, adverse drug reactions, and negative drug-to-drug interactions.
Why is therapeutic drug monitoring so important?
Many patients diagnosed with psychological disorders will need to take medication for a lifetime, rather than temporarily, as might be common with physical ailments. This means that the patient may undergo many lifestyle changes and life events that affect their physiology, including pregnancy, illness, infection, stress, injury, and surgery. As the years pass, these patients may also experience additional chronic concerns (diabetes, kidney disease, thyroid disorders, liver problems, HIV, cardiovascular ailments) that require additional medications, which might further complicate their medicinal regimen.
It is plain to see that therapeutic drug monitoring must evolve and adjust to treat these patients through different life stages and experiences. It must accurately measure noncompliance and negative drug interactions while helping to determine the ideal dosage for each client at any point in time.
At Spark Labs, we understand the significance of the service we provide and how it can impact patients over the span of their lifetime, not just in the short term. We provide personalized attention and concierge services, answering questions and concerns as they arise and acting as a partner in your mission to deliver outstanding, supportive care to all those who need it.