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Alere Triage® TOX Drug Screen
The Future of Point-of-Care Testing
The Value of Point-of-Care Drug Testing
Nearly every day patients are treated in emergency departments (ED) across the country for complications due to drug overdose. Attempting to identify the cause of the symptoms as drug-related and non-drug-related can cause considerable stress for ED physicians.
Rapid point-of-care drug testing with the Alere Triage® TOX Drug Screen makes sense to the ED:
- Improves patient care, and/or
- Reduces the expenses associated with additional diagnostic testing or unnecessary admissions
According to the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB), Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines (LMPG), stat toxicology assays required to support an ED should have a turnaround time of one hour or less. The Triage TOX Drug Screen provides rapid results at the point-of-care in approximately 15 minutes.