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As hospital lab directors, managers, and supervisors, you oversee the procurement of testing services to meet the needs of your hospital and staff. You listen to the neonatology staff, understand their challenges, and try to provide them with access to a third-party lab that can offer them fast, accurate testing for newborn toxicology. You prefer UCT because a single staff member is responsible for collection and preparation which reduces the task burden on your employees, saves staff time, and lowers hospital costs.

As a neonatal nurse, you take care of newborns in the NICU. Every shift, you provide essential care for newborns in distress. You collect samples to be tested for newborn toxicology. You were trained on correct collection methods and understand how to prepare samples. If necessary, you work with child welfare services to ensure collections are made in accordance with court mandates and help to ensure chain-of-custody is not broken.

As a neonatologist, comprehensive testing, and early identification to the substances your patient has been exposed to are critical to delivering better patient outcomes. Having a reliable and accurate test which streamlines processes is important too and may be the reason why you have considered umbilical cord testing for your department.

As obstetricians and nurses on the delivery team, you deliver babies in an operating room or birthing suite. Typically, you are the first to notice if a child is in distress or if a mother might be intoxicated during delivery. You coordinate with the neonatology team and advise child welfare services about the behavior or conditions you observed during birth.

NMS Labs Newborn Toxicology Testing

As a trusted partner, NMS Labs understands your challenges in finding a reliable collection method that provides fast, accurate results for newborns at risk from neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) or fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). Our reliable testing helps your hospital obtain accurate results, reduce test preparation and implementation costs that align with your finance, budget, and administrative goals. NMS Labs offers superior toxicology testing including umbilical cord testing (UCT) designed to reduce staff time investment and to minimize collection requirements.

 

 

Newborn Toxicology Testing | NMS Labs

 

NMS Labs is the only clinical laboratory rooted in over 50 years of forensic toxicology principles ensuring that our customers can have confidence in our testing options. NMS Labs is a recognized leader in enforcing strict chain-of-custody protocols. We understand the sensitive nature of these important tests and it is our mission to provide accurate results to support not only your organization, hospital, and community but also child welfare issues, possible court action, and/or civil or criminal litigation.

NMS Labs provides three screening methods depending on client needs (Comprehensive, Expanded and Basic Panels).
Our Comprehensive UCT Drug Screening offers the largest panel on the market with best-in-class sensitivity and providing you with accurate results for 57 drugs and metabolites spanning 13 drug classes. We also offer additional screening for ethyl glucuronide, a marker of alcohol exposure, that can be added on to any test panel.

With NMS Labs as your trusted partner, you also get exclusive access to our toxicologists.
Our board-certified toxicologists are available to discuss results, answer any questions you may have on testing, and, in certain scenarios are able to extend their availability as an expert witness at trial for child welfare cases.

 

Umbilical Cord Offers

 
  • NMS Labs offers a Comprehensive Umbilical Cord Drug Panel
  • Covers all 16 major classes of drugs
  • 57 drugs and metabolites
  • Includes NMS Labs UCT collection kits
  • Simple and quick sample preparation
  • Six easy steps
  • How-to video
  • Results quick: 24 hours for Negative; 72 hours for Positive
  • Trusted NMS Labs brand
  • 50-year performance record
  • Chain of Custody rooted in forensic principles
  • Sample integrity throughout process
  • Clinical laboratory of choice
  • Expert toxicology staff
  • Targeted methodology
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Sensitive screenings
  • Confirmed specificity
  • Superior to immunoassay

 

 

Comprehensive

57 analytes

Drug Classes:

  • Amphetamines
  • Analgesics
  • Barbiturates
  • Bath Salts
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Buprenorphine
  • Cannabinoids
  • Cocaine
  • Depressants
  • Fentanyl
  • Methadone
  • Muscle Relaxants
  • Opiates
  • Oxycodone
  • PCP
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Expanded

31 analytes

Drug Classes:

  • Amphetamines
  • Analgesics
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Cannabinoids
  • Cocaine
  • Depressants
  • Methadone
  • Opiates
  • Oxycodone
  • PCP
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Basic

13 analytes

Drug Classes:

  • Amphetamines
  • Cannabinoids
  • Cocaine
  • Opiates
  • PCP
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Clinical Services

Newborn Toxicology Testing

Comparison of Umbilical Cord, Meconium and Urine

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Forensic Services

Advances in Newborn Toxicology Testing

The most comprehensive umbilical cord panel  

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Esoteric Testing

Frequently Asked Questions

Umbilical Cord Tissue Testing  

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Clinical Services

Newborn Toxicology Testing Using Umbilical Cord

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Forensic Services

Newborn Toxicology: Umbilical Cord Collection 

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Esoteric Testing

Understanding Health Impacts on Families and Children

What is Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

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NMS Labs proudly partners with healthcare providers and Clinical Research Organizations for Umbilical Cord tests. Please complete the information below and a representative will be in contact to discuss the needs of your organization.

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