Level of instruction: Intermediate
Target audience: Medical laboratory scientists, medical laboratory technicians, and MLS students. This course may also be of interest to other health care professionals who are involved in pain management.
Author information: Kevin F. Foley, PhD, DABCC, MT, SC is the Northwest chemistry, toxicology, immunology and POC director for Kaiser Permanente. He also teaches pharmacology, clinical chemistry, immunology and medicinal chemistry at Oregon Health Sciences University. Dr. Foley earned his PhD in clinical pharmacology and toxicology at East Carolina School of Medicine in North Carolina. His research areas include cardiovascular risk and inflammation markers as well as the neuropharmacology of amphetamine-like compounds. He is a frequent contributor to several clinical laboratory publications and is active in the American Association of Clinical Chemistry.
Reviewer information: Robert E. Moore, MLS(ASCP)CM, SCCM, TC(NRCC) is the lead technologist in the toxicology laboratory at Kaiser Permanente in Portland, Oregon where his responsibilities include review of QC data, instrument troubleshooting, and employee training and competency assessment. In his career as a medical laboratory scientist, he has held the positions of chemistry supervisor, toxicology supervisor, and laboratory director.
Content information: This course will provide an overview of general drugs of abuse testing with an emphasis on urine testing for opiates and other narcotics used in the practice of pain management.