AACC 2012 Booth Presentation: Roles of the Clinical Laboratory in Pain Management


Drug testing for chronic pain management patients differs from other drug testing applications. This presentation will review the routine drug testing needs of this population, with emphasis on opportunities for the clinical laboratory. Models for urine drug testing algorithms and cost-conscious test utilization will be proposed.

Originally presented on July 18, 2012, in Los Angeles, California.

Lecture Presenter

Gwendolyn A. McMillin, PhD

Gwendolyn A. McMillin, PhD

Medical Director, Toxicology and Trace Elements Laboratories
ARUP Laboratories
Co-Medical Director, Pharmacogenetics
ARUP Laboratories
Associate Professor of Pathology
University of Utah School of Medicine

Dr. McMillin is a medical director of the Toxicology and Trace Elements laboratories and co-medical director of Pharmacogenetics at ARUP, as well as an associate professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She received her PhD in pharmacology and toxicology from the University of Utah and is certified by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry in clinical chemistry and toxicological chemistry.

Sponsored by:

University of Utah School of Medicine, and ARUP Laboratories