Recommendations for Lab Tests to Support Poisoned Patients Who Present to the Emergency Department

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NACB Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines.
Exposure to drugs and toxins is a major cause for patients' visits to the emergency department (ED). This monograph in the NACB LMPG series offers general principles for drug testing to support ED toxicology and makes recommendations in three areas: 1) analytical and reporting issues for drugs-of-abuse testing by immunoassays; 2) specific analysis of ethyl alcohol and other toxic alcohols; and 3) laboratory assays for other toxicants as causes of poisonings.