Healthcare Worker Panels
Prescription drug abuse by healthcare workers and caregivers with access to patient’s medications is continually rising. The PAML toxicology department has developed the Healthcare Worker Panel (HWP) which better detect drugs that are not normally a part of a routine drug test panel.
Expanded testing of healthcare professionals for prescription medication abuse and diversion is important. Due to easy access and increased abuse employers need the option of a more comprehensive drug test panel.
The Healthcare Worker Panels (HWP) are appropriate for pre-employment, post-accident, random and for-cause screening. Employers, hospitals, medical clinics, urgent care, pharmacies and other medical facilities will find these panels needed for staff that have access to these drugs.
Healthcare Worker Panels are tested using immunoassay, GC/MS or LC/MS/MS technologies. Collection must be done with a legal Chain of Custody Form (CCF) or electronic Chain of Custody Form (eCCF).