No one likes to wait for anything.
That’s certainly the case for results of lab-based drug testing.
In addition to being accurate, lab-based testing also must include quick turnaround times – the period from specimen collection and shipment to the lab to results reporting.
This enables agencies to spot trends and identify habits so they can make effective, data-driven decisions about their clients and communities.
Averhealth’s turnaround time for urine or oral fluid immunoassay screens is the next business day after specimen collection – so certified screen results for samples collected on Monday are reported on Tuesday.
Following collections, specimens are shipped via priority overnight delivery to our own lab, centrally located St. Louis, Mo. This avoids having to send specimens to third parties, further reducing turn times.
Since our CAP-FDT certified lab operates nearly 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, samples are tested within six hours of arriving at the lab, exceeding evidence-based practices. Results are then immediately reported on Aversys, our web-based application, so agencies have actionable insights within a business day of the drug test to provide guidance and treatment for their clients.
Getting accurate, forensically defensible results quickly means rapid intervention so you can keep clients from relapsing and spotting trends before they become problems.
Not all is lost when, say, that Amazon package you’re waiting for doesn’t make it on time in this must-have-now era. But precious time can be lost for your agency, your clients, and their families, if lab-based test results aren’t delivered on time.
Do your current turnaround times have you waiting around for results? Contact us to learn more about how Averhealth uses best practices for quick and accurate lab-based drug testing.