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Drug confirmation results not clinically relevant

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by brdbat416 brdbat416 (New Member) New Member

brdbat416 has 10 years experience .

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The pain management clinic I perform testing for only sees Not Detected for results under the cutoff. I think the actual value should be given because if a patient is compliant, but the value is 49 instead of 50+, they could run the risk of termination from the clinic. Is this how it works everywhere?

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chiromed0 has 14 years experience and works as a Nurse Practitioner.

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Nope...I get all the values and anything I want to specify.  I don't discharge for DXO/DXM use but if the DEA says it's a problem then I let my pt.'s know something as mundane as that IS A PROBLEM if I continually see it.  If one wants to "let" a patient become compliant then it's crucial to see values (like THC) are declining.  Of course this can be inexact but as long as it's going down to ZERO it does matter. So to answer your question the exact values ARE important but I would rather go more conservative in this climate and "not detected" is fine with me.  Honestly, they sign an agreement and if they can't abide by it then more abused drugs like narcotics should not be prescribed.   

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