SLL is sensitive to the brewing debate about medical necessity of drug testing in pain specialty and does not condone indiscriminate testing without established medical guidelines.
SLL is also cognizant of the importance of drug testing and bio-monitoring in certain subsets of patients where red flags have been identified.
SLL recommends that physicians ordering drug testing for pain patients document medical necessity in patient’s medical record and base their decisions of ordering such tests on sound medical data.
SLL acknowledges the need for instant testing at the physician’s office which can be accomplished by a single multi-panel cup or strip.
SLL uses cost-conscious testing methodologies without impairing quality.