Urine Drug Testing for Telehealth Addiction Treatment

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What is telehealth addiction treatment?

Telehealth, sometimes referred to as telemedicine, makes use of various online technologies to connect counselors to outpatient clients in their homes. It's designed to make addiction treatment more accessible for individuals who for whatever reason cannot or choose not to participate in inpatient care.

Many outpatient treatment services can be provided via telehealth, including:

• One-on-one therapy
• Group therapy
• Addiction counseling
• Medication-assisted treatment

These services can be provided via video conferencing, telephone calls, or web-based assessments. This enables patients to receive the treatment they need in the privacy of their own homes via their mobile phones, tablets, or computers.

How does vTOX® urine drug testing support telehealth treatment?

One of the primary challenges in offering addiction treatment via telehealth is conducting the necessary urine drug testing. When clients provide urine samples in their own homes, the risk of urine tampering increases, which can affect the client's treatment and recovery.

This is where vTOX® comes in.

Valley Medical's vTOX® urine drug testing uses DNA verification to eliminate the need for viewed urine collection. It's ideal for verifying urine samples not provided in person. After performing a one-time cheek swab, all future urine samples are verified against the client's stored DNA information. The patient gets the convenience of in-home urine collection and you get assurance that the patient's urine samples are valid.

vTOX® is the perfect solution for telehealth addiction treatment.
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How does vTOX® for telehealth work?

Utilizing Valley Medical's vTOX® DNA-verified urine drug testing is easy for both your staff and your clients. Here's how the process works:

1. Valley Medical sends a swab kit and quantity of urine collection cups directly to your client.
2. The client schedules a telehealth visit and completes a self-swab while on camera.
3. The client mails the swab, in a pre-addressed envelope, to Valley Medical.
4. For future urine drug tests, the client provides a urine sample in the provided collection cup and mails it directly to Valley Medical in the provided pre-addressed packaging.
5. Valley Medical Laboratory analyzes the DNA in the urine sample and matches it to the client's DNA stored from the initial cheek swab.
6. You are notified via email when test results are ready so you can review them in our Partner Portal.

All postage is pre-paid by Valley Medical so there is no charge to you or your client for shipping. It's fast and easy for all concerned.
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Contact us to learn more about how vTOX® supports telehealth treatment

To learn more about how vTOX® can benefit your facility, click here or contact us by phone at 612-471-1141 or by email at info@valleymedlab.com. We’re looking forward to discussing how Valley Medical Laboratory can help you provide telehealth treatment at your facility.