Valley Medical Laboratory Enables Trauma-Informed Care for Roots Wellness Center

March 27, 2024by Michael Miller0

Valley Medical Laboratory is committed to supporting addiction treatment centers in providing trauma-informed care for their clients. Valley Medical’s vTOX® DNA-verified urine drug testing eliminates the need for viewed urine collection, providing a safer environment for treatment center clients.

Individuals suffering from past trauma or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can feel stressed if they’re forced to provide urine samples while under visual supervision. This can cause re-traumatization or introduce new trauma.

By eliminating the need for viewed urine collection, vTOX® makes the collection area a safe space free from the presence of others—while providing DNA highly accurate verification of each sample. This enhances the client’s physical and psychological safety and reinforces the facility’s commitment to trauma-informed care.

Roots Wellness Center, located in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a strong proponent of trauma-influenced care. Roots focuses on treating those with marginalized identities, including LGBTQIA+ individuals, people of color, low-income and impoverished individuals, individuals on probation, and other often-disenfranchised communities. By using Valley Medical’s vTOX to eliminate the need for viewed urine collection, Roots better serves its most vulnerable clients.

Valley Medical is proud to partner with Roots in providing vTOX® urine drug testing for trauma-informed care. Roots’ clients get a trauma-free collection experience while Roots staff are ensured of valid urine samples with no possibility of urine tampering.

Roots Wellness Center is located at 393 N. Dunlap St. #300 in St. Paul, Minnesota with walk-in comprehensive assessment hours Monday through Thursday. Learn more about Roots at or contact them directly at or by phone at 612-289-5656.

Valley Medical Laboratory provides toxicology testing services for Roots and other treatment centers across the state of Minnesota from its Burnsville reference lab. vTOX® viewing-free urine drug testing is available to all Valley Medical partners. Learn more at or contact us at or by phone at 612-471-1141.

by Michael Miller

Michael Miller is a well-known writer with more than 200 books and thousands of articles published over the past two decades. His books have collectively sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide.

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