Urine drug screening in adolescents.

@article{Casavant2002UrineDS,
  title={Urine drug screening in adolescents.},
  author={Marcel J. Casavant},
  journal={Pediatric clinics of North America},
  year={2002},
  volume={49 2},
  pages={
          317-27
        }
}
  • Marcel J. Casavant
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    Pediatric clinics of North…
    2002
  • Medicine
  • The urine drug screen is an important tool in adolescent medicine. Several ethical, and numerous technical, issues are associated with the use of this tool. The nature and limitations of the specific tests of which the screen is composed must be known to the physician. Two-way communication with the laboratory, both before the test is ordered and after the results are reported, can be very helpful. Laboratory testing cannot substitute for an ongoing therapeutic alliance with the patient… CONTINUE READING

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