Pain Management References

Many resources and references are available for pain management practice and related drug testing. Below are some recent open-access articles. We recommend these as initial guides to learn more about this field. This is not a comprehensive list of resources, and the opinions and statements of the authors do not necessarily reflect those of ARUP Laboratories or the University of Utah.

Urine Drug Testing

Analytical Methods for Urine Drug Testing in Pain Management

  • Protocol for accuracy of point of care (POC) or in-office urine drug testing (immunoassay) in chronic pain patients: a prospective analysis of immunoassay and liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS). Pain Physician Jan 2010
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20119473
  • Comparative evaluation of the accuracy of immunoassay with liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) of urine drug testing (UDT) opioids and illicit drugs in chronic pain patients. Pain Physician March 2011
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21412372
  • Comparative evaluation of the accuracy of benzodiazepine testing in chronic pain patients utilizing immunoassay with liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) of urine drug testing. Pain Physician May 2011
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21587329

Practice Issues in Pain Management

Pharmacogenetics

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