Marshall Health, Mountain Health Network launch new drug testing services

Advanced toxicology services are now available through a joint initiative owned and operated by Marshall Health and Mountain Health Network.

Mountain Health Clinical Solutions (MHCS) provides urine testing for drugs of abuse for employers and health care providers and is able to deliver results within three business days. Employers may also utilize MHCS services for new employee testing, as well as continuous monitoring to record their compliance with state and federal laws.

MHCS uses liquid chromatograph tandem mass spectrometer (LC/MS/MS) technology, the gold standard in toxicology, to provide high sensitivity and reliable results to health care providers and employers. On-site specimen collection is available upon request.

“We have assembled a local team of experts focused on quality testing complemented by shortened turnaround times,” said Krista L. Denning, M.D., medical director of MHCS and professor and chair of pathology at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. “Our testing takes place in state, and MHCS is well equipped to address the growing workforce demand for testing services throughout West Virginia and the Tri-state.”

MHCS also offers free consultation and compliance monitoring services to help health care providers ensure patients are taking medications as prescribed.

“The work we’re doing at MHCS is helping health care providers give their patients the care they need and helping employers throughout our region ensure they can support a safe and drug-free workplace,” said Kristen Bailey, M.S., managing toxicologist for MHCS and the Cabell Huntington Hospital laboratory.

The Huntington-based Mountain Health Clinical Solutions is accredited by the College of American Pathologists and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). For more information, or to schedule a consultation, visit http://www.mountainhealthclinicalsolutions.org/ or call 304-781-4445.

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About Marshall Health

Marshall Health is the clinical enterprise of Marshall University and its Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Marshall Health brings together a comprehensive care team of 400 providers in 75 areas of primary and specialty care. As part of an academic health system, Marshall Health is committed to improving access to care throughout southern West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky through advanced technologies and research that benefit its patients and the communities it serves. To learn more, visit marshallhealth.org.

About Mountain Health Network
Mountain Health Network is a West Virginia-based not-for-profit health delivery system comprised of Cabell Huntington Hospital, a 303-bed teaching hospital for Marshall University Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing; St. Mary’s Medical Center, a 393-bed teaching hospital that operates St. Mary’s Schools of Nursing, Respiratory Care and Medical Imaging; Hoops Family Children’s Hospital, a 72-bed pediatric specialty hospital within Cabell Huntington Hospital; HIMG, an 80-member multi-specialty physician group; and Pleasant Valley Hospital, a 101 acute-bed hospital. Mountain Health is committed to improving the health and well-being of over one million children and adults in 38 counties in West Virginia, southern Ohio and eastern Kentucky through understanding, respecting and meeting their needs. To learn more, visit www.mountainhealthnetwork.org.