INTERPRETATION OF DRUG TESTING RESULTS

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INTERPRETATION OF DRUG TESTING RESULTS

Bert Toivola, Ph.D. Laboratory Director

INTERPRETATION OF DRUG TESTING RESULTS

SANTA CLARA COUNTY SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA

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AGENDA

? Screening Tests ? Confirmation Tests ? Specimen Validity Tests ? Case Reports ? Novel Psychoactive Drugs

? Aka Designer Drugs

INTERPRETATION OF DRUG TESTING RESULTS

Courtesy of Jeremy Shinoda

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SCREENING TESTS

? FIRST LINE TEST (SENSITIVE NOT SPECIFIC) ? DESIGNED TO IDENTIFY NEGATIVE SPECIMENS ? DRUGS

? Methadone ? Ethanol

? DRUG METABOLITE

? Benzoylecgonine ? THC-COOH

? FAMILY OF DRUGS

? Amphetamines ? Benzodiazepine ? Barbiturates ? Opiates

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