Total Toxicology UDT

Why Order Medication Monitoring Services?

Medication monitoring is an objective clinical tool for health care professionals who need clear, reliable information about their patients’ use or misuse of prescribed medications, non-prescribed medications or illicit substances in order to make informed clinical decisions regarding treatment. Test results can initiate a conversation about a patient’s health.

Benefits of medication monitoring services include:

  • An objective means to determine and document whether or not a patient is taking prescribed or non-prescribed medications or illicit substances.
  • Identify possible drug-drug interactions.
  • Identify possible misuse, abuse or diversion.


Quantitative Drug and Metabolite Testing

Total Toxicology Laboratories exclusively uses liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) technology for three main reasons:

  • It is highly specific (i.e. identifies both drug classes and specific drugs and metabolites within that class).
  • It is highly sensitive, allowing for identification of individual drugs and metabolites using a minimal volume (1-2mL useable urine) of specimen.
  • Minimizes the impact of cross-reactivity found in immunoassay tests.


Total Toxicology Laboratories empowers health care professionals by providing them with specific drug and metabolite identification and quantification by LC-MS/MS in order for them to make more informed decisions and identify ways to improve patient care while ensuring safety.