PMID: 591135Sep 1, 1977

Is on-site urine testing of therapeutic value in a methadone treatment program?

The International Journal of the Addictions
A GoldsteinR W Hansteen

Abstract

Patients in a methadone maintenance clinic were randomly assigned to two groups: one to have urine tests on-site (by the EMIT system) with immediate feedback of results to patients and staff; the other to have urine specimens sent away to an offsite laboratory for testing by thin-layer chromatography. Although other advantages might justify the adoption of on-site testing in methadone programs, the method appeared to have little or no therapeutic advantage over customary off-site testing. There were negligibly small differences between the groups with respect to illicit drug use.

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