What is presumptive drug analysis?
The presumptive analysis is for the purpose of determining the presence or absence of a drug in a urine sample. The testing typically includes simple-to-perform methods that are easily read and qualify for use in the Certification of Waiver laboratory as well as the moderate or high complexity laboratory setting. Laboratories may utilize other more complex methods but the methods are limited to use in the moderate or high complexity laboratory.
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