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Toxicology Lab Startup & Validations

Whether you’re looking to start a Toxicology lab, or are looking to expand your test menu – we are here to assist.

Leveraging their experience building over 100 toxicology labs our team of Toxicologists considered runtime, compliance, equipment needs, sample throughput, and reimbursement when they developed our cost-effective method. It covers a comprehensive panel of the most common analytes that are requested by physicians.

How we can help with validations:

Our consulting team creates a custom method specific to your test menu – giving you the ability to test for a wide range of drugs on instruments including Sciex, Agilent, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Shimadzu. Our technical team can develop custom panels of over 100+ drugs and analytes.

Our high-complexity laboratory directors are all Ph.D. level Scientists and will be on-site to perform the method development. Our scientific team can also train your staff on the instrumentation, sample prep, loading of the instrument, data interpretation, and certifying reports.

We will also provide a validation plan for your technical staff and remotely write a validation summary with the results. We will then start the initial test, and provide a validation plan for your technical staff to finish running the validation samples. 

Our scientists will also consult with your technical staff on performing and writing Correlation Studies and Specimen Stability Studies.

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Looking to Start a Toxicology Lab?

By being the nation’s leading medical laboratory consulting firm, Lighthouse Lab Services has the expertise to get your lab up and running in as little as 90-days.

Starting a toxicology laboratory can be challenging, so we offer our expertise and startup procedures to make this process easier and more efficient. We have a proven step-by-step method that will take you from concept to completion.

Learn more about our six-step startup process:

Toxicology Test Menu Example

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Test Class (Code)

Name (Compound)

CPT Code

Positive Comments

Heroin

Heroin Metabolite (6MAM)

80356

Reflects Heroin use, ILLICIT DRUG.

Benzodiazepines

7-Amino Clonazepam

80346, 80347

Rx: Klonopin, Clonazepam.

Analgesics, Non-Opioid

Acetaminophen

80329-80331

Tylenol.

Benzodiazepines

Alpha-Hydroxy Alprazolam

80346, 80347

Rx: Xanax, Alprazolam.  PT: Alprazolam.

Stimulants, Synthetic

Alpha-PVP

80371

Reflects Bath Salt or Flakka use, ILLICIT DRUG

Benzodiazepines

Alprazolam

80346, 80347

Rx: Xanax, Alprazolam.  PT: Alprazolam.

Antidepressants, Trycyclic

Amitriptyline

80335-80337

Rx: Elavil.

Amphetamines

Amphetamine

80324-80326

Rx: Adderall

Buprenorphine

Buprenorphine

80348

Rx: Subutex, Suboxone.

Skeletal Muscle Relaxants

Carisoprodol-SOMA

80369, 80370

Rx: Soma, Soprodal.

Antidepressants, serotonergic

Citalopram

80332-80334

RX: Celexa.

Cocaine

Cocaine Metabolite (Benzoylecgonine)

80353

Reflects Cocaine use, ILLICIT DRUG

Opiates

Codeine

80361

Rx: Tylenol III.

Skeletal Muscle Relaxants

Cyclobenzaprine

80369, 80370

RX: Flexeril.

Antidepressants, Tricyclic

Desmethyldoxepin

80335-80337

Rx: Silenor.

Antidepressants, serotonergic

Duloxetine

80332-80334

Rx: Cymbalta.

Fentanyls

Fentanyl

80354

Rx: Actiq, Duragesic.

Gabapentin

Gabapentin

80355

Rx: Neurontin, Gabapentin.

Opiates

Hydrocodone

80361

Rx: Lortab, Vicodin. Minor MB of Codeine.

Opiates

Hydromorphone

80361

Rx: Dilaudid. PT: Hydrocodone. Morphine.

Ketamine

Ketamine

80357

Rx: Keltar, Ketamine.

Benzodiazepines

Lorazepam

80346, 80347

Rx: Ativan, Lorazepam.

Methylenedioxya mphetamines

MDMA

80359

Reflects Ecstasy use, ILLICIT DRUG

Analgesics, Non-Opioid

Meperidine

80362-80364

Rx: Demerol.

Skeletal Muscle Relaxants

Meprobamate

80369, 80370

Rx: Soma, Soprodal.

Methadone

Methadone

80358

Rx: Dolophine,Methadone,Methadose.

Methadone

Methadone Metabolite (EDDP)

80358

Rx: Dolophine,Methadone,Methadose.

Amphetamines

Methamphetamine

80324-80326

ILLICIT DRUG or Desoxyn, Didrex.

Methylphenidate

Methylphenidate

80360

Rx: Ritalin, Concerta.

Opiates

Morphine

80361

Rx: MS Contin, Kadian. PT: Codeine.

Opioid

Naloxone

80362-80364

Rx: Narcan, Suboxone, Talwin NX.

Buprenorphine

Norbuprenorphine

80348

Rx: Subutex, Suboxone. PT: Buprenorphine.

Benzodiazepines

Nordiazepam

80346, 80347

Rx: Valium, Diazepam.

Fentanyls

Norfentanyl

80354

Rx: Actiq, Duragesic.  PT: Fentanyl.

Opiates

Norhydrocodone

80361

No Rx. PT: Hydrocodone

Analgesics, Non-Opioid

Normeperidine

80362-80364

Rx: Demerol, Lomotil.  PT: Meperidine.

Oxycodone

Noroxycodone

80365

No Rx. PT: Oxycodone.

Antidepressants, Trycyclic

Nortriptyline

80335-80337

Rx: Pamelor, Aventyl. PT: Amitriptyline.

Tramadol

O-Desmethyl-Cis-Tramadol

80373

Rx: Ultram, Ultramed-D. PT: Tramadol.

Antipsychotics

Olanzapine

80342-80344

Rx: Zyprexa.

Benzodiazepines

Oxazepam

80346, 80347

Rx: Valium, Diazepam. PT: Diazepam, Temazepam.

Oxycodone

Oxycodone

80365

Rx: Oxycontin, Percocet.

Oxycodone

Oxymorphone

80365

Rx: Opana. PT: Oxycodone.

Antidepressants, serotonergic

Paroxetine

80332-80334

Rx: Paxil.

Phencyclidine

Phencyclidine-PCP

83992

Reflects PCP use, ILLICIT DRUG. 5-7 d DW

Amphetamines

Phentermine

80324-80326

Rx: Adipex, Suprenza.

Pregabalin

Pregabalin

80366

Rx: Lyrica, Pregabalin.

Propoxyphene

Propoxyphene

80367

Rx: Darvon, Darvocet.

Antidepressants, serotonergic

Sertraline

80332-80334

Rx: Zoloft.

Tapentadol

Tapentadol

80372

Rx: Nucynta.

Benzodiazepines

Temazepam

80346, 80347

Rx: Valium, Restoril. PT: Diazepam.

Cannabinoids, natural

THC-11-Nor-Delta-9-Carboxy

80349

Rx: Marinol, Medical Marijuana.

Tramadol

Tramadol

80373

Rx: Ultram, Ultracet.

Antidepressants, other

Venlafaxine

80338

Rx: Effexor.

Sedative Hypnotic

Zolpidem

80368

Rx: Ambien.

Methylenedioxyamphetamines

MDA

80359

Reflects Ecstasy use, ILLICIT DRUG

Enzyme Immunoassay

Amphetamines (EIA)

80307

Qualitative EIA Result

Enzyme Immunoassay

Barbiturates (EIA)

80307

Qualitative EIA Result

Enzyme Immunoassay

Benzodiazepines (EIA)

80307

Qualitative EIA Result

Enzyme Immunoassay

Buprenorphine (EIA)

80307

Qualitative EIA Result

Enzyme Immunoassay

Cannabinoids (EIA)

80307

Qualitative EIA Result

Enzyme Immunoassay

Cocaine (EIA)

80307

Qualitative EIA Result

Enzyme Immunoassay

EDDP-Methadone (EIA)

80307

Qualitative EIA Result

Enzyme Immunoassay

Ethyl Alcohol (EIA)

80307

Qualitative EIA Result

Enzyme Immunoassay

Methadone (EIA)

80307

Qualitative EIA Result

Enzyme Immunoassay

Oxycodone (EIA)

80307

Qualitative EIA Result

Enzyme Immunoassay

Opiates (EIA)

80307

Qualitative EIA Result

Enzyme Immunoassay

PCP (EIA)

80307

Qualitative EIA Result

Validity

Creatinine

80307

Normal

Validity

pH

80307

Normal

Validity

Specific Gravity

80307

Normal

Opioid

Naltrexone

80362-80364

Rx: Vivitrol

Oxycodone

Noroxymorphone

80365

PT: Oxycodone, Oxymorphone. Minor MB of Naloxone.

Amphetamines

Methamphetamine (EIA)

80324-80326

Qualitative EIA Result

Amphetamines

D-Methamphetamine Isomer

80324-80326

d-isomer positive >100%. RX Desoxyn, Didrex OR Illicit Drug.

Amphetamines

L Methamphetamine Isomer

80324-80326

L-Isomer Positive. Rx. Selegeline or OTC Vicks Nasal Inhaler.

Analgesics, Non-Opioid

Levorphanol

80329-80331

Rx: Levorphanol, Levo-Dromoran.  Isomer with Dextrorphan. Parent Drug: Dextromethorphan.

Cannabinoid/Synthetics 1-3

JWH-18 Pentonoic Acid

80350

Illicit Drug.

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Our Technical Consulting
Management Team

Our Team is highly qualified in various specialties within the clinical laboratory industry. They will guide your lab throughout the process as well as ensure the technical and scientific aspects of your lab meet compliance standards.

Chief Quality Officer

Dr. Anna Hill, Ph.D., TC(NRCC)

Dr. Anna Hill provides support for the laboratory’s quality and compliance. She brings unmatched expertise in quality management.

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Senior Quality Manager, Laboratory Director

Dr. Preeti Purwaha, Ph.D., TC(NRCC)

Dr. Preeti Purwaha has an extensive technical, compliance and managerial expertise in both research and clinical laboratories.

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Quality Manager, Laboratory Director

Dr. Cierra N. Sharp, Ph.D., NRCC, DABCC

Dr. Cierra Sharp oversees proficiency testing for the laboratories and ensures that competency and training requirements are met for all testing personnel.

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Toxicologist, Laboratory Director

Dr. Rahul Nahire, Ph.D., NRCC-TC, SC(ASCP)

Dr. Rahul Nahire leads the majority of Chemistry and Toxicology projects and serves several CLIA positions in different Reference Labs and POLs across the United States.

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