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Umbilical Cord Resources

Umbilical Cord Resources

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Umbilical Cord Videos

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CCDG Presentation

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Standardized vs. Targeted Umbilical Cord Collection

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The Impact of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome on One West Virginia Community by Dr. Loudin

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The Importance of Following Forensic Principles in Newborn Drug Testing by Dr. Irene Shu

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Umbilical Cord Collection Training Video

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Umbilical Cord Drug Testing: A Discussion of Prevalent Issues

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USDTL Live episode 2 CordStat Origin with Dianne Montgomery

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Why Test For Designer Stimulants Bath Salts in Umbilical Cord

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Newborn Fentanyl Drug Testing

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Umbilical Cord Tissue Drug Testing

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Coffee Tox June 2020 – Gabapentin

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Coffee Tox August 2020 – Meconium & Umbilical Cord

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Coffee Tox November 2020 – FASD & Newborn Alcohol Biomarker Testing

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Prevalence of Methamphetamine in Umbilical Cord

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Coffee Tox March 2021 – Missed Opportunities in Newborn Drug Testing

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Umbilical Cord Infographics

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Umbilical Cord Articles

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USDTL Umbilical Cord Research

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Umbilical Cord Poster Presentations

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USDTL Umbilical Cord Assisted Research

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Umbilical Cord Slide Presentations

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Foundational Umbilical Cord Research

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Umbilical Cord Announcements

Lowest Fentanyl Cutoffs in Umbilical Cord Tissue


We offer fentanyl cutoff levels for umbilical cord tissue testing that are lower than anyone else in the industry.

Test Helps Identify Newborns Exposed to Fentanyl Abuse


Des Plaines, IL., October 1, 2019—Over the last few decades, United States Drug Testing Laboratories, Inc. (USDTL), has been quietly making a huge impact on the lives of some of the most vulnerable Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) patients, newborns exposed to substances of abuse during gestation. Today USDTL announced that they are the first laboratory in the world to commercially offer newborn fentanyl testing in both meconium and umbilical cord tissue specimens.

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