Breast Milk Resources
Breast Milk Resources
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Breast Milk Slide Presentations
The Importance of Following Forensic Principles in Newborn Drug Testing by Dr. Irene Shu
Breast Milk Articles
Who Cares About Chain of Custody? 11-Nov-2016
A Moment In Time 02-Feb-2015
Marijuana Use in Pregnancy 01-May-2013
Breast Milk Announcements
Effective July 18, 2016, USDTL will be implementing a new way of reporting quantitative results. In order to satisfy accreditation requirement, the concentrations of drugs exceeding the Upper Limit of Quantification (ULOQ) for any given drug will be reported as > ULOQ (greater than ULOQ). The ULOQ will be provided.
Quantity Not Sufficient (QNS) is a result of not having a sufficient quantity (volume) of
specimen to test for the panels ordered. The amount of specimen required for collection
is directly related to the amount of specimen needed to screen and confirm for the panels we offer. The initial screening uses a portion of the original specimen and the confirmation testing uses another portion of the original specimen. To forensically confirm positives, means running a new test, with a new portion of the original specimen, using a different analytical technique.
It is our first priority to deliver testing results that provide the most valuable information possible for your substance abuse testing needs. To better accomplish this duty to our clients, we are updating our policy concerning specimens that do not have sufficient volume for both preliminary testing and confirmation. Effective April 1, 2015, confirmatory tests that cannot be completed due to insufficient specimen volume will be canceled on an individual drug class and/or analyte basis. We will report confirmation results for each test for which there is sufficient volume of specimen available, giving you access to more information.
Breast Milk FAQs
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Does the sample need to be frozen?
How much breast milk is needed?
When will I receive breast milk results?
Why was one matrix positive and another negative on the same donor?