Answers to your questions about drug testing with urine and
oral fluid with Millennium Health.
What is Medication Monitoring?
Medication Monitoring is a laboratory test that helps your Health Care Provider (HCP) track your currently prescribed medications. The results allow your treatment provider to properly prescribe medication as part of your individual treatment plan. Millennium Health’s Medication Monitoring can be performed using either urine or oral fluid drug testing.
Why perform Medication Monitoring?
Prescription medications are a common form of treatment for chronic pain and other conditions. However, each person reacts differently to them. Medication Monitoring provides your HCP with essential information for the safe and effective use of your medications.
What is the Medication Monitoring process?
Your HCP will give you directions on how to provide a sample of urine or oral fluid for analysis. Please follow the instructions carefully. The collection device provided by your HCP may contain instant read strips. Please do not tamper with the strips. Your HCP will interpret the results and may send the sample to an outside laboratory for further analysis.
What happens once my sample is sent to Millennium Health?
The lab will run a series of tests to confirm the levels of both prescribed and non-prescribed medications in your sample and report the results back to your treatment provider usually within one business day. Your HCP may use these test results to decide on the best treatment plan for you.
How accurate is Medication Monitoring?
Millennium Health performs definitive drug testing using LC-MS/MS technologies to accurately identify and quantify the presence of specific drugs and metabolites with very high specificity and sensitivity.
Are my results confidential?
Millennium Health complies with federal and state privacy laws and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations.
How often will I be tested?
Your treatment provider will determine how frequently you will be tested based on your individual treatment plan.
Who pays for the test?
If you have insurance, your treatment provider is not involved in the billing process for services provided by Millennium Health. We will bill your insurer directly for our services. Your insurance company will then send you an Explanation of Benefits (EOB). The EOB is not a bill. It is simply a statement that shows how your insurer processed the claim for testing. Depending on your insurance coverage, you may receive a statement for a co-payment or deductible from Millennium Health.
What if I do not have insurance coverage?
Millennium Health recognizes that not everyone has health insurance and is committed to delivering health services regardless of individual financial circumstances. Millennium Health may offer a discounted rate for individuals verified to be without health insurance coverage.