Newborn Toxicology Testing Using Umbilical Cord

Umbilical Cord Testing

Independent, objective testing is the only way to confirm the effects of withdrawal after in utero exposure to opioids and other substances of abuse. Such testing will assist clinicians in making informed decisions related to neonatal care as well as have evidence-based information for social welfare purposes.

As a trusted source of clinical and forensic toxicology testing for over 50 years, only NMS Labs can also provide your hospital lab directors, administrators, clinicians, and staff with a full array of comprehensive testing services for newborn toxicology testing.

Fast, efficient, and accurate confirmations by NMS Labs regarding the precise substance to which the child was exposed is essential to:

  • Confirm the clinical diagnosis and initiate a treatment programs
  • Begin the advocacy process to secure a safe home and supportive environment for the young child

Drug testing of the umbilical cord offers an alternative specimen with the following distinct advantages:

  • Readily available
  • Easy to collect
  • Large specimen volume available
  • Starts the analytical process faster than other specimens
  • Similar detection window to meconium

Umbilical Cord Offers

Comprehensive Screen

  • NMS Labs offers a Comprehensive Umbilical Cord Drug Panel
  • Covers all 16 major classes of drugs
  • 57 drugs and metabolites

Fast and Efficient

  • 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

Secure

  • 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

Unsurpassed Quality

  • Targeted methodology
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Sensitive screenings
  • Confirmed specificity
  • Superior to immunoassay
Drug Classes
57
Comprehensive
31
Expanded
13
Basic
Amphetamines
Analgesics
Barbiturates
Bath Salts
Benzodiazepines
Buprenorphine
Cannabinoids
Cocaine
Depressants
Fentanyl
Methadone
Muscle Relaxants
Opiates
Oxycodone
PCP

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

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

Amphetamines
Analgesics
Barbiturates
Bath Salts
Benzodiazepines
Buprenorphine
Cannabinoids
Cocaine
Depressants
Fentanyl
Methadone
Muscle Relaxants
Opiates
Oxycodone
PCP
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Newborn Toxicology Testing

Comparison of Umbilical Cord, Meconium and Urine

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Advances in Newborn Toxicology Testing

Umbilical cord testing to detect maternal drug use

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions on Umbilical Cord Tissue Testing.

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Why Healthcare Providers Trust NMS Labs for Umbilical Cord Testing

Serving Medical Professionals Like You for Over 50 Years

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Newborn Toxicology: Umbilical Cord Collection

Readily available and easy to collect.

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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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