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Drug Testing for Patients with Substance Use Disorder: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: June 28, 2017
Project Number: RB1112-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Other Diagnostics
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of blood or urine testing during diagnosis, treatment, and aftercare of patients with suspected or confirmed substance use disorder?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of blood or urine testing during diagnosis, treatment, and aftercare of patients with suspected or confirmed substance use disorder?

Key Message

One systematic review and three non-randomized studies were identified regarding drug testing for patients with substance use disorder. Additionally, one evidence based guideline was identified.