Just What The Doctor Ordered
Table of Contents
- CORPORATE FACT SHEET
- COMMITMENT TO OUR CLINICAL CLIENTS
- PHARMACEUTICAL DRUG ABUSE STATISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES
- 6 WAYS TO CONTROL SAMPLE INTEGRITY DURING COLLECTION
- COUPLING DRUG TESTING WITH PDMPS
- PDMP Overview
- The Clinical Impact of PDMPs
- Benefits of Coupling Drug Testing with PDMPs
- PRESCRIPTION OPIOID OVERDOSE DEATHS BY STATE (MAP)
- HOW TO CHOOSE THE MOST APPROPRIATE DRUG TEST
- By Specimen
- By Popularity
- DRUG TEST PRODUCT FAQS
- CONSIDERATIONS FOR CLINICAL PROCUREMENT
- LABORATORY GUIDE TO EFFECTIVE SPECIMEN SHIPPING
- INNOVATING DRUG TESTING TO SERVE LABORATORY PROFESSIONALS
- Reduce Turnaround Time with Fast Results
- Provide Necessary Tools to Streamline Procedures
- Maximizing Space Minimizes Cost
- CHALLENGES OF TREATING PATIENTS WITH ADDICTIONS AND MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
- Poor Social Skills Compromise Patient-Provider Rapport
- Shortened Memory Increases Likelihood of Non-Compliance
- Non-Compliance Translates to Additional Cost
- The Role of Empathy in Clinical Relationships
Corporate Fact Sheet
Founded in 2008 by Zeynep Ilgaz
Partnered with 12,000+ laboratory sites throughout the United States
MEETING OF THE MINDS.Like you, our goal is to excel at what we do. Confirm BioSciences is a trailblazer in supplying health and wellness testing kits and laboratory solutions. Our products and services are innovative, reliable and cost-effective. We share your corporate values. Confirm BioSciences is a global supplier of millions of drug tests to every imaginable industry. We bolster businesses of any size and owe our reputation to our diverse clientele.
WE SHATTER THE STATUS QUO.Our thought leaders in Research & Development invent groundbreaking ideas and manifest them into our full listing of patent-pending products and services.
WE ACT & SPEAK IN EQUAL MEASURE.When we work with our customers, our goal is to make their lives easier. Thorough quality control and superior customer service keeps us honest, and you happy. Watch our story unfold here.
WE ADD VALUE.Quality and affordability are an inextricable duo. We leverage available resources and flexibility in each of our client relationships to provide you with a costeffective business strategy.
WE MIRROR YOUR STRENGTH & DIVERSITY.Steady growth pivots our relationships. Combining technical wisdom, quality control and ethical practice is our client commitment. We care about the people you serve because they matter to you.
WE EMPOWER PEOPLE OVER PROFIT.5 is a hopeful number. We respond to drug-afflicted communities by donating 5% of our total annual profit to local charities & initiatives worldwide. Money matters, but people matter more.
AND OF COURSE, WE CULTIVATE GROWTH.Zeynep Ilgaz fosters our lively, ambitious team. She calls us to act with creativity, energy and philanthropy. With our combined talents, we master channel partnerships and garner market opportunities.
Commitment to Our Clinical Clients
Clinicians play a vital role in a patient’s journey to recovery. There are many avenues along which illicit drugs can be obtained, but most of them lead to the doctor’s office.Successful rehabilitation depends on a patient’s adherence to their prescribed plan of care. Drug testing gauges the effectiveness of treatment so primary care providers can make adjustments accordingly. Our full range of products, from urinalysis kits to saliva tests, are recovery catalysts.As a supplier of the tools necessary to combat the drug pandemic, Confirm BioSciences caters to the broad spectrum of individuals involved in healthcare delivery. We recognize that compliance is nurtured,not by broad-brush intervention, but through innovation, reliability and empathy. We are dedicated to generating awareness around substance abuse because education is the best medicine.
CONFIRM BIOSCIENCES WANTS TO EARN YOUR TRUST.Advocacy for proper and safe patient care is our main objective. Our tests are designed to yield the most accurate, unmistakable results so that practitioners can focus on developing continuity in their patient relationships. Confirm BioSciences’ expansive network of channel partners includes accredited laboratories, behavioral health consultants and reliable manufacturers. Years of combined experience fuels our innovation in the field of drug testing.
- Fully licensed and accredited products
- Wide scope of rapid drug test panels available
- Non-invasive alternatives to traditional tests
- Immediate reporting shortens turnaround
- Customizable solutions to suit your unique care setting
- Training & Certification Knowledge Center for your security
- Early detection mechanisms reduce the nation’s health care expenses
- Our People Over Profit model delivers 5% of total profits to charitable organizations
WE ALSO WANT TO HONOR YOUR TIME.Whether you are a primary care provider, hospital specialist, laboratory technician, or awaiting residency, one commonality among clinical professionals is a dense schedule. Decision-makers need to be selective before seeking suppliers and implementing procedures to avoid time mismanagement through prolonged training. We strive to provide top-tier customer service and technical support for all of our products in order to preserve as much of your time as possible. Training Manuals for proper use of our products are accessible here.
This is the revolutionary product lab professionals have been waiting for. VacuLid is a closed-system urine collection device that is increasingly sought after in high volume clinical settings. VacuLid streamlines the collection process, conserves storage space and prevents leakage. Paired with a POC cup and vacuette tube, this urine transfer system draws urine in seconds via natural capillary action. VacuLid systems improve workload capacity and minimize human error, while upholding sanitation and quick turnaround.
VACULID SETS THE NEW STANDARD IN URINALYSISOutperforming conventional drug testing protocol, VacuLid systems are essential within clinical and treatment settings. Vacuum urine transfer maximizes efficiency, reduces biological contact and saves a tremendous amount of costs associated with specimen storage and shipment. VacuLid is quickly becoming a favorite throughout the clinical sphere -- setting a new standard.
- Use with Point-of-Care (POC)urine drug test cups, 5-14 panels
- Eliminates urine exposure and contamination risk
- Maximizes laboratory efficiency
- 400% increase in shipping volume over cost
- Leakage during shipmentreduced by 5-7%
- Tubed specimen improves sanitation & time management
- Maximize storage space by eliminating bulk of cup
- Customized bundles contain POC Cup & Vacuette tubes
Pharmaceutical Drug Abuse Statistics
The prevalence of drug abuse is a result of soaring manufacturing and distribution set against annual reductions to the nation’s healthcare budget. Consistently promoting awareness of pharmaceutical drug abuse can safeguard against illicit activities and encourage cost-effective practices throughout the healthcare industry.
91people die each day in the United States
6600people become Prescription drug abusers each day in the United States
- Understanding the Epidemic. (2016, December 16). Retrieved April 11, 2017 from https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/epidemic/
- How many people abuse prescription drugs? (n.d.). Retrieved April 11, 2017 from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/ prescription-drugs/trends-in-prescription-drug-abuse/how-many-people-abuse-prescription-drugs
- Aggregate Production Quota History for Selected Substances: https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/quotas/quota_history.pdf
Illicit Drug Use Across Age Groups As Of 2015 (in thousands)4
- Age26 and Above
= 1000 Deaths in 2014
41%of nationwide prescription medication plans end up being changed through PDMPs 6
6 Ways to Control Sample Integrity During Collection
Generally, laboratory practice can be broken down into collection, analysis and delivery procedures.Proven quality control measures need to be implemented at every stage in order to maintain sample integrity and avoid inconsistencies.
Organize and preserveFrequently reorganizing storage maximizes capacity, and boosts productivity. Keeping a portion of a sample after a test is conducted provides insurance in case a test needs to be reanalyzed.
Use closed systems whenever possibleClosed systems are useful in many testing formats, like urinalysis.They eliminate environmental exposure, which reduces specimen contamination and improves quality control.
Report false positives before a second test is ordered for MRO reviewIf confirmation testing is required upon obtaining false positive or negative results, the first step is to retain a portionof the sample. Confirmation tests must be factored into daily operating procedures to preserve cost and time effectiveness, so share preliminary results with the order source.
Label and discloseIdentify as much information as possible on each specimen,e.g. donor name, provider information, type of test, etc.This eases communication between lab specialists, while preventing misidentification of specimens.
Consult inserts for CLIA Waived mechanismsTraining procedures are not required when using waived testing devices. However, it is paramount to visit product inserts to ensure quality control and honor expiration dates.
Track specimen volume from each referral sourceRecord the volume of specimen analysis orders obtained from each client. This allows laboratories to manage their time and resources in advance based on average volume projections.
Enforcing these techniques will uphold the credibility of your laboratory and staff by preserving time and expenses. In a highly competitive and mandated industry, laboratories must garner reliability and foster confidence from referral sources.
Coupling Drug Testing with PDMPs
Deemed an epidemic by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, prescription drug abuse has unleashed seismic devastation across the United States. Overdose-related emergencies have doubled in the last seven years, according to the Drug Abuse Warning Network. Emerging in response to this trend are preventative measures known as PDMPs.
PDMP OverviewPrescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) are implemented throughout every state in the country in an effort to combat drug abuse. A standard PDMP is designed to aggregate data across a statewide network of pharmaceutical dispensaries and clinical settings. PDMPs can hold physicians and other healthcare providers accountable for malpractice. The ultimate goal is to deflate the number of “doctor shoppers” and “pill mills” by tracking the source and frequency of prescriptions issued to atients.
The Clinical Impact of PDMPsPDMPs encourage continuity in patient-provider relationships by controlling plan of care consistency. 41% of PDMP programs resulted in a revised dosage or new prescription, accounting for nearly half of all prescription medication cases7. Prescribing treatment is often a trial and error procedure, and PDMPs provide the data necessary to make adjustments.
Benefits of Coupling Drug Testing with PDMPsDrug screening methods, like urinalysis, are an inextricable component of prescription drug monitoring. The CDC’s recommendation for drug testing is 3 times per year per patient8. Frequent screening ensures that prescriptions do not contraindicate treatment for comorbid conditions.Drug tests also measure the concentration of drugs within a sample to ensure the dosage is administered to the correct individual. Drug testing must be intensively integrated as a comprehensive,costeffective way to measure PDMP success.
Prescription Opioid Overdose Deaths by State (per 100,000 residents)9
Individuals Reporting Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year." The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. N.p., 01 Mar. 2017. Retrieved June 6, 2017 from https://tinyurl.com/yb7ow939
- Alabama - 174
- Alaska - 67
- Arizona - 406
- Arkansas - 186
- California - 1414
- Colorado - 328
- Connecticut - 412
- Delaware - 77
- District of Columbia - 49
- Florida - 1417
- Georgia - 694
- Hawaii - 50
- Idaho - 73
- Illinois - 588
- Indiana - 279
- Iowa - 122
- Kansas - 127
- Kentucky - 644
- Louisiana - 149
- Maine - 203
- Maryland - 747
- Massachusetts - 1132
- Michigan - 873
- Minnesota - 221
- Mississippi - 110
- Missouri - 439
- Montana - 40
- Nebraska - 48
- Nevada - 316
- New Hampshire - 340
- New Jersey - 473
- New Mexico - 211
- New York - 1390
- North Carolina - 864
- North Dakota - 22
- Ohio - 1800
- Oklahoma - 389
- Oregon - 228
- Pennsylvania - 853
- Rhode Island - 216
- South Carolina - 468
- South Dakota - 21
- Tennessee - 853
- Texas - 724
- Utah - 423
- Vermont - 57
- Virginia - 548
- Washington - 400
- West Virginia - 512
- Wisconsin - 385
- Wyoming - 36
How to Choose the Most Appropriate Drug Test
There are several factors to determine which drug test type is most suitable for your patient. Some tests offer longer detection windows, while others can test more drugs of abuse. This flowchart will enable you to narrow your selection. View our full product line here
SalivaAlthough saliva tests have a shorter detection window (usually 6-12+ hours),they offer the benefits of immediate reporting, non-invasiveness, and mobility.
UrineUrine tests are the most frequently ordered test in clinical settings. They offer a large detection window, and detect drugs at reasonably low cut-off levels. Urinalysis is a cost-effective drug testing strategy.
HairOf all the sample types, hair offers the longest detection window. Hair drug tests can identify drug abuse 90 days prior to analysis. These tests are noninvasive, and samples are easy to collect.
- Tests for up to 12 common drugs of
- abuse, plus alcohol
- 5, 6, 10 & 12 panel configurations
- Ability to detect drug use hours
- before urine testing
- No bathroom needed
- Optional saturation indicator available
- Tests for 18 common drugs of abuse
- 5-14 panel configurations
- Results in minutes
- Synthetic drugs including Fentanyl,and EtG 80hr Alcohol available
- Tests for up to 12 of the most
- common drugs of abuse
- Longest drug detection cut-off time
- Extended sample lifetime
- Results documented electronically
Drug Test Product FAQs
Do your products have any type of certification?Many of our testing products are CLIA Waived, FDA Approved,Health Canada Checked and CE Marked. We care about global outreach, that’s why we’ve obtained as many accreditations as possible.
How many tests come in a single order?
- Urine test cups: 25 cups per box
- Dip cards: 25 dips per box
- Saliva tests: 25 tests per box
What are the average detection windows?Detection cut-offs vary based on specimen type, as well as the drugs being tested.
- Saliva test: 12-24 hours
- Urine test: 24-72 hours
- Hair test: 30-90 days
How soon will results be available?Our products are rapid and quality controlled. With the exception of tests that require additional laboratory testing, our results are instant, accurate and ready in minutes.
What temperature should I store my products?To preserve shelf-life, most products should be stored between 2°C and 30°C (40°F and 86°F). Each product has unique handling properties, so please consult the product insert.
What is the typical product shelf life?We are dedicated to only selling products with a prolonged shelf-life. Generally, our merchandise provides accurate results within a 12-18 month window.
Considerations for Clinical Procurement
Research is imperative when designing and coordinating protocol in high-volume clinical settings. Adopted practices should be affordable and conducive to efficient workflow Procurement Specialist responsibilities involve all areas of implementing new equipment and operating procedures. This role must balance innovation and consistency, and there are several ways to do so.
RESEARCH AND COST ANALYSISProcurement Managers must negotiate supplies at the best possible rate. When sourcing products, one should consider if prescribed disposal methods will affect long-term costs. Maintain that orders are received in a timely fashion. One delayed shipment can throw carefully scheduled operations into upheaval.
OPT FOR VENDORS WITH VALUESFind reliable, competitive suppliers with positive reviews who can customize orders and negotiate prices. Rigid retailers will wreak havoc on clinical performance.Healthcare settings can uphold their culture by working with companies who practice corporate social responsibility.
LOGISTICAL REVIEW OF PRODUCTS AND SUPPLIERSAssess the ease of use of new and old supplies, as well as their delivered outcomes. Products may have a high defect rate, or the supplier’s schedule is sporadic.The way product reports are delivered can influence your clients. While some prefer paper recordkeeping, others utilize EMR systems.
ONGOING STAFF ENGAGEMENTEncourage open communication between management and staff. Lab specialists need to be coachable and willing to adopt new protocol when appropropriate.Resources offered through lab settings need to empower technicians. Staff must be transparent in communicating gaps in training or defects in products.
Laboratory Guide to Effective Specimen Shipping
Innovating Drug Testing to Serve Laboratory Professionals
Integrating CLIA Waived tests alongside traditional forms of specimen analysis will allow laboratories to sustain and enhance operations in an increasingly restrictive industry. Learn how VacuLid has become the latest innovation in laboratory testing here.
Reduce Turnaround Time with Fast ResultsMedical Laboratory Professionals are often pressed for time, and efficiency is paramount in order to swiftly, yet accurately process specimens. Quality control measures are not necessary when using CLIA Waived drug tests, unlike traditional urinalysis procedures Integrated panels provide results in minutes through a built-in reporting system, thereby reducing average detection wait times.
Provide Necessary Tools to Streamline ProceduresLab instruments should optimize, not compromise, the precision of a test. Precision requires stateof-the-art equipment, paired with hundreds of hours of expertise. Customizable bulk orders suit the volume demands of any laboratory setting Innovative products are designed to minimize human error and maximize reporting accuracy
Maximizing Space Minimizes CostReducing waste and increasing storage space enables laboratory specialists to process a greater volume of specimens without impeding workflow traffic. Products like VacuLid Urine Transfer Device can transfer samples into vacuette tubes without compromising sanitation Shipping vacuettes instead of cups reduces shipping expenses
Challenges of Treating Patients with Addictions and Mental Health Issues
The diminishing stigma around mental health reveals a strong link between psychology and addiction,which clinicians must now contend with. According to a 2014 SAMHSA report, 3% of all American adults have a history of drug abuse paired with any diagnosed mental illness10. Behavior associated with mental health disorders such as poor social skills, forgetfulness and perceived lack of care will seriously affect the compliance rate of a physician’s prescribed plan for substance abuse prevention.