Captiva Lab Explains the Significance of Toxicology Testing

Captiva Lab, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, has elucidated on the importance of the toxicology testing that they provide to healthcare providers and treatment centers nationwide. This was explained in the article titled, “Understanding the Necessity of a Toxicology Lab”, which was recently published on their blog.

A toxicology reference lab is a specialized laboratory environment where drug tests, ranging from screens to confirmations, are performed to determine the presence of illicit or prescribed substances in saliva, blood, urine, and hair. The tests are designed to detect the presence of all kinds of illicit substances, including both recreational and prescription drugs.

Captiva Lab offers immunology and hematology blood testing as well as drug screens and also confirmation toxicology testing to a variety of facilties throughout the continental United States. A drug screen indicates the result as positive or negative, while a toxicology confirmation tests for specific levels of substances to provide the most accurate results possible. Boundaries are set in order to avoid the likelihood of false positives while still being as sensitive as possible. These benchmarks were set based on careful research, analysis, and a tedious validation process conducted by the lab’s certified and highly qualified scientists.

Rhyan Walcott, Director of Operations at Captiva Lab, says, “If you are a physician, healthcare provider or in the field of addiction recovery, detox, and drug rehabilitation, we are ready to be your partnered lab. Aside from our oral and urine toxicology instruments, we also offer a large blood test menu comprised of chemistry, immunology, hematology, and coagulation panels through our top-of-the-line innovative instruments built with great artificial intelligence to ensure the most accurate results. We offer a 24 hour turn around time on clients reports to ensure results are delivered in the most timely manner as we understand the significance behind these tests.”

Along with Captiva Lab’s oral and urine toxicology and large blood test menu, the lab also has the capacity to accept pharmacogenics (PGx), cancer genetics (CGx), and UTI (urinary tract infection) through their relationship with Capstone Healthcare, an Atlanta based healthcare organization. PGx testing allows a person to determine how well his/her body metabolizes various prescribed medications while cancer genetics testing determines a person’s likelihood to develop certain hereditary cancers. Please contact Captiva Lab to learn more about how they are able to support the healthcare community.

Meanwhile, healthcare providers and addiction treatment centers maintain close relationships with toxicology laboratories mostly because of the importance of testing in maintaining a rehabilitation environment and ensuring the physicians are able to provide the most trusted and accurate results. With the emergence of various alternatives for drug testing, including panel cups, the role of toxicology labs that used to be the only source for treatment centers or companies in need of drug testing, is now evolving. Toxicology labs offer more precise results compared to others like the screening cups. Thus, these labs are often used to confirm results by retesting samples and confirming that suspected substances were present at certain levels. Also, a toxicology lab can test samples for additional substances as well if requested by a treatment center or company.

Those who require information about Captiva Lab and its services, people can visit their website. Captiva Lab serves as a resource for both patients and clinicians. The lab offers comprehensive, state-of-the-art drug testing facilities with the goal of improving addiction treatment efficacy and inspiring lasting results. The facility is certified by the DEA, College of American Pathologists (CAP), and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), ensuring compliance at the highest levels and offering transparency and precision in all of the steps taken.

Their main focus is substance abuse toxicology and related disease panels, offering assistance to physicians, nurses, and counselors in properly screening patients. A group of top scientists and researchers who are highly experienced in drug toxicology screenings founded Captiva Labs in 2014. All of the tests conducted at Captiva Lab are overseen by Laboratory Director, Dr. John Hanson and Lab Manager, Samantha Walcott. They ensure the lab complies with all applicable procedures and standards while also maintaining the upmost level of quality control and quality assurance.

Captiva Lab stands out from other drug use and health screening resources in that they are focused on substance abuse recovery, providing both scientifically-proven results and support to medical practitioners. Their capabilities are not just used for simple disclosure. They are also committed to providing compassion and customer service that is virtually unrivaled in the industry, while testing for a broad range of pain medications and illicit substances and providing a broad and comprehensive approach to health screenings.

Working with physicians offices nationwide and providing results for clients who have patients who may be on a variety of substances has allowed Captiva to remain engaged in the changing world of healthcare. This is why Captiva Lab is also proud to sponsor of the ReLeaf Medical Cannabis Summit being held on September 28, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit the ReLeaf Genetics website at releafgenetics.com for more information.

Those who are interested in the drug testing services provided by Captiva Lab can visit their website or like their their Facebook page.

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For more information about Captiva Lab, contact the company here:

Captiva Lab
info@captivalab.com
3300 International Airport Drive #100, Charlotte, NC, 28208

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