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January 5, 2023

Newborn Drug Testing: Laboratory Testing Options and What to Expect From Results

This presentation provides an overview of newborn drug testing, with emphasis on testing meconium and/or umbilical cord tissue, which are neonatal specimens that can be used to detect in utero drug exposures. Guidance for interpretation of results and investigation of unexpected results is discussed as well.

Originally published on January 4, 2023

Gwendolyn A. McMillin, PhD

University of Utah School of Medicine
Scientific Director, Mass Spectrometry Platform; Medical Director, Clinical Toxicology and Pharmacogenomics
ARUP Laboratories


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