Precise, Accurate, Broad: Because Life Depends On It
Alcala bases its urine toxicology testing on liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC-MS), referred-to in the industry as the “platinum standard” of testing. The technology provides greater sensitivity and efficiency in detecting relevant analytes, ensuring healthcare providers the right results, on time, the first time.
In addition, Alcalabs tests a more extensive list of analytes than is standard, regularly updating its protocols to reflect developments in both drug treatment and abuse. Using qualitative testing as a preliminary method and quantitative analysis as a confirmatory method, we help physicians adjust the dosage of prescribed narcotics, and discern with confidence the abuse or diversion of drugs.
Chromatography is a collective term for a set of laboratory techniques for the separation of substances to identify their constituent parts. It involves passing a mixture dissolved in a “mobile phase” through a stationary phase, which separates the analyte to be measured from other molecules, enabling both the identification and quantification of foreign molecules.
Put simply, using this technology, Alcala can find the needle in the haystack. And if that needle is the difference between a patient who is properly following their medication regime and one who is selling their prescriptions on the street or abusing them, there is no better tool to deploy for both your patients and yourself than Alcala’s urine tox tools.