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Timberlands Healthcare Clinical Diagnostics focuses on customer care to provide you with unmatched levels of service. Our industry-leading team of forensic and clinical toxicologists are backed by a specialized staff.

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Timberlands Healthcare Clinical Diagnostics will provide your office with all the supplies necessary to carefully and cleanly collect the required amount of specimen to perform analysis.

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Timberlands Healthcare Clinical Diagnostics provides detailed instructions for specimen collection, packaging, and shipping.  Please contact Client Services and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.

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Timberlands Healthcare Clinical Diagnostics uses LC/MS/MS, the highest analytical standard in the industry, for both initial profiles and confirmatory procedures to provide many test advantages including increased throughput, historically low levels of quantification, specificity and speed. The accurate, objective data reported through LC/MS/MS technology gives you key information for making informed clinical decisions for your patients.

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Timberlands Healthcare Clinical Diagnostics is dedicated to provide premium laboratory and expert support for clinical and toxicological clients. While focused on pain management, We also provide laboratory services in support of clinical trials.

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  • Impurities in Commercial Opiates

    The American Association of Medical Review Officers (MRO) is warning physicians and toxicologists of impurities in commercial opiates. These impurities can affect interpretation of urine drug screen results. MRO called this “a significant technical issue.” It has been documented that 6-MAM is present in low amounts in pharmaceutical morphine preparations. The presence of 6-MAM has long been used as a marker of heroin use. It is now recognized as a process impurity remaining after the pharmaceutical purification of morphine. Multiple reports of positive 6-MAM tests in pain patients taking high doses of morphine prompted a closer look. The presence of 6-MAM in morphine has been observed in the past in overdose death studies by medical examiners. With higher morphine doses commonly used in pain management, a 6-MAM positive test result can occur. Thus, an interpretation of heroin use must be made with caution and additional information.

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  • Meditation and Pain Management

    New studies have utilized arterial spin labeling functional magnetic resonance imaging to assess neural mechanisms by which meditation influences pain. Meditation was able to significantly reduce pain “unpleasantness” and pain intensity ratings. The authors concluded that meditation engages multiple brain mechanisms that alter the pain experience. (Journal Neuroscience 31:5540, 2011)

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