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More hospital systems are discovering how to partner with NMS Labs to improve their current screening methods for newborn toxicology drug testing. Our technologically advanced clinical laboratory is rooted in our time-tested half-century of excellence and dedication to forensic principles. That means you can trust NMS Labs for security, safety, and sample integrity throughout the process.

We understand the urgency to test newborns when maternal drug and alcohol use is suspected especially if the infant exhibits signs of distress. Only after accurate identification of potentially harmful substances can treatment and recovery options begin.

When you put us to work for you, your entire organization benefits from our expertise. Our unparalleled drug trend monitoring, and surveillance programs uniquely equips and positions NMS Labs as a leading authority to communicate, respond, and satisfy the scientific and business requirements of all aspects of exposure. In addition, our board-certified toxicologist keep abreast of trending drugs, and this allows NMS Labs to screen for more drugs and metabolites than any other laboratory.

 

Newborn Toxicology Testing | NMS Labs

 

Newborn Toxicology Testing | NMS Labs

 

Advantages of Umbilical Cord Testing Over Meconium

Until recently, newborn drug testing was often performed using meconium, a non-invasive specimen collected after birth, that is now recognized as having the following disadvantages:

  • Meconium may take more than a day to pass
  • A newborn might not produce any meconium
  • The meconium sample could be contaminated with urine and/or milk stool in diaper
  • A newborn might not produce enough meconium to test
  • In some cases, meconium is passed in utero, making collection impossible
  • Meconium testing is vulnerable to interference with commonly-used screening techniques which can potentially lead to false positives or negatives results

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.

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

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.

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

Why Healthcare Providers Trust NMS Labs for Umbilical Cord Testing

Serving Medical Professionals Like You for Over 50 Years

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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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