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Definition - What does urine testing mean?

Urine testing refers to a series of tests that can be performed on urine to determine its components and diagnose particular diseases. It is one of the most common medical diagnosis methods which can detect waste material, minerals, fluids, and substances passed on to urine through the kidney. In occupational health, urine testing is often the test method used to determine if a subject has engaged in the use of drugs of abuse. Urine testing can also be referred to as urinalysis.

SureHire explains urine testing

Urine testing used for drug detection will be specifically designed to react upon the presence of a parent drug or its metabolites. The test cannot determine when the patient used the drug or how much drug the patient took; but rather it is used as a confirmatory report of the presence of the parent drug or its metabolites. Urine testing is important to employers in order to determine whether workers have been engaging in drug abuse. This is specially important in employees that operate heavy machinery or similar safety sensitive tasks that can lead to serious injury.

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