It’s no secret that COVID-19 has vastly changed the entire healthcare industry. This is especially true when it comes to how healthcare service providers go about providing care. Throughout the pandemic, we have witnessed an increased utilization of telemedicine in almost all aspects of the industry — and the collection of specimens for toxicology testing is no exception to this trend.
As reported by McKinsey & Company, 40% of surveyed consumers stated they believe they will continue to use telehealth going forward post-pandemic, and 58% of physicians continue to view telehealth more favorably now than prior to COVID-19. The survey also showed that telehealth utilization has stabilized at levels 38X higher than before the pandemic. Certainly, telemedicine is here to stay.
So, what does this all mean for patient drug screening and toxicology testing? It means that as a nimble toxicology laboratory, DRUGSCAN is developing real-time, virtual solutions to answer the growing demand for telemedicine.
In general, there are many advantages to Virtual Oral Fluid Collection, these include:
In recent years with Telemedicine, it’s become more common and convenient for patients to book virtual appointments with their providers. A pain point still exists when a specimen is needed for drug testing and the patient is required to submit this specimen to the lab in person. This is inconvenient to the patient while also increasing their potential exposure to COVID-19.
Virtual Oral Fluid Testing is a great solution to these challenges of traditional on-site oral fluid collection. Providers who choose Virtual Oral Fluid Testing for their patients deliver a higher level of consistency and convenience to their patients from virtual appointments to specimen collection.
At DRUGSCAN, we understand the critical role of oral fluid testing, as well as the need for telemedicine health services. That’s why offer a virtual oral fluid collection solution for observed drug and alcohol testing. Our tool allows providers to deliver accurate and reliable drug testing in a safe, secure and patient-centered way.
At DRUGSCAN, we provide the comfort and convenience of virtual oral fluid collection coupled with the speed and reliability of our CLIA-licensed, CAP-accredited, and SAMHSA-certified toxicology laboratory. Here are a few of the benefits of partnering with DRUGSCAN:
With DRUGSCAN, your patient doesn’t need to travel to a designated sample collection site. Everything can be done over a virtual call.
Contact us today to learn more about our Virtual Oral Fluid Testing services in addition to our robust suite of toxicology services, ranging from prescription drug and addiction monitoring, specialized drug testing, and workplace drug testing, screening and program management services to clients in 48 states.