Urine Drug Testing (UDT) has become an essential tool in the treatment of pain management. The results of these tests have important consequences in regards to therapeutic decisions and the relationship between physicians and their patients. The accuracy of the results can heavily depend on choosing the right laboratory. At 4M Healthcare, we guarantee prompt and accurate results of such tests. Here are some reasons why you should test:

Protect the Patient

● Identify undisclosed medication or drug use.
● Help increase patient adherence to their prescription regimen.

Protect the Physician

● Provides objective report of medication or illicit substances present in the urine for use in clinical decision-making.
● Understand what drugs are in your patient’s system before prescribing.
● Implementing a drug monitoring program into your clinic protocol helps eliminate the diversion of controlled substances that you are prescribing.
● Physicians can be held liable for patients misusing or abusing their prescription drugs.


Non-Invasive — As opposed to drawing a blood specimen, which may require a patients’ consent, the collection of a urine specimen is non-invasive. When the specimen is collected, there is typically an ample volume of urine to be used for testing.
Stability — Drugs and the drug metabolites that are found in urine are typically stable. Urine specimens sometimes contain detectable levels of drug use over an extended period of time and at a high concentration. If high levels of drug metabolites are found in the urine specimen, further evidence of drug use/abuse can be provided.
Detectability — Drugs of abuse in urine (DAU) testing can often have short windows of opportunity to detect drug abuse. For most drugs, these periods can be up to three days. For other drugs with high lipid solubility, evidence can remain in urine for a longer period of time. Benzodiazepines can last up to 21 days, and cannabinoids can last in urine up to 60 days.
Readily Preserved — Urine specimens can be quickly and easily preserved by either refrigeration or freezing.