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Drug Classes vs Tests Help - 2nd request

  1. Question Drug Classes vs Tests Help - 2nd request
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    We are doing a new drug test provided by a company that allows us to collect the urine in a cup and testing is built right in the cup. The ending result is testing for 12 different drug types. However, 3 of the results are amphitamines. So, my question is should we be using 80101 x 9 since 3 of the 12 are amphetamines and one of the results is for a synthetic opioid?

    My thinking was that when they talk about identifying single drug classes, that amphetamines is a single drug class, and even though the test may show separately for meth, cocaine, and pcp they are still representing 1 drug class. Is that correct?

    Any thoughts about this would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    Shelly A. Hosey, CPC

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    Yes if they are the same drug class you count that as only 1 unit. You count how many drug classes not drug types!
    Herbie W Lorona Jr., CPC, CPC-H

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