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MedTest Announces Availability of a Hydrocodone Assay for Urine Drug Screening

Jun 1, 2016 - press releases

(Canton, Michigan)  MedTest announced today the availability of a hydrocodone assay for use as an open-channel reagent or for use on the BS-200 and BS-480 Chemistry Analyzers for urine drug screening.  The addition of hydrocodone broadens MedTest’s menu of urine drug screening reagents already available. 

Hydrocodone is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from codeine and thebaine. It is used to relieve moderate to severe pain and to treat a cough. Hydrocodone is prescribed predominantly in the United States. Commercial Hydrocodone preparations are often combined with another medication to increase efficacy and reduce adverse effects. It is available as combination drugs with Acetaminophen such as Vicodin and Lortab, Ibuprofen (Vicoprofen) and antihistamines (Hyconine).  In recent years, an increase in the abuse of the prescription pain management drugs Hydrocodone and Hydromorphone has been observed. Hydrocodone is rapidly metabolized to Hydromorphone and its glucuronide, and can be found in human urine for up to 2-3 days.

Hanjoon Ryu, CEO of MedTest, stated: “Hydrocodone is rapidly metabolized to hydromorphone and its glucuronide.  Since it does not metabolize into morphine, standard opiate testing reagents will not detect its presence.  Physicians request the hydrocodone test to effectively manage their patients and insure that they are getting a total picture of the patient’s medication status.  Adding hydrocodone to our broad menu of urine drugs of abuse reagents is of value to the physician.”

About MedTest:  MedTest is a diagnostics company that provides automated, fast, and cost effective blood and urine testing solutions for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, drugs of abuse, pain management and wellness testing.  In June 2013, MedTest acquired Pointe Scientific, a company that has been developing, manufacturing and distributing clinical diagnostic products including clinical chemistry reagents and instruments in the United States and internationally since 1981.  In the fall of 2014, MedTest acquired Clinitox Diagnostix, a company that manufactures and supports drug confirmatory testing via Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS).

For additional information:

MedTest
Debbie Whitehair, MT(ASCP)SC
Vice President, Marketing
484.748.1603
dwhitehair@medtest.com
www.medtest.com

 

PR-D2111-01   04/16

Inside MedTest - Spring 2016 Newsletter

Apr 26, 2016 - news

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MedTest Spring 2016 Domestic Newsletter

MedTest Announces Availability of a 25-OH Vitamin D Assay for the BS-480 Chemistry Analyzer

Apr 21, 2016 - press releases

(Canton, Michigan)  MedTest announced today the availability of a 25-OH Vitamin D Assay for the BS-480 Chemistry Analyzer.  MedTest is the exclusive US distributor of the BS-480 Chemistry Analyzer including manufacturing and distribution of reagents, calibrators and quality control products for the general chemistry and drugs of abuse testing markets in the United States and Canada.  Addition of a Vitamin D assay to the BS-480 Analyzer broadens the extensive menu with drugs of abuse reagents for urine drug screening, a full menu of chemistry tests and specialty tests like HbA1c and Lp(a).

The Vitamin D assay is simple to add and simple to run on the BS-480 analyzer.  Reagents are liquid, ready to use. Total automation eliminates manual sample pretreatment steps.  Results from serum, heparinized plasma or EDTA plasma samples are available in 20 minutes.  The assay offers a broad assay range of 7.6 – 147.8 ng/mL.

Hanjoon Ryu, CEO of MedTest, stated: “Historically, Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with bone diseases such as rickets and osteomalacia. Recent clinical studies suggest that Vitamin D deficiency is also associated with increases in cardiovascular disease, cancer and infection.  Measurement of 25-OH Vitamin D is necessary for aiding correct interpretations of a patient’s status and enables physicians to intervene to minimize these diseases. The addition of the 25-OH Vitamin D Assay to our BS-480 analyzer allows physicians and laboratories to easily offer this test without having to purchase a dedicated analyzer thereby increasing their productivity and utility of a general chemistry analyzer.”

About MedTest:  MedTest is a diagnostics company that provides automated, fast, and cost effective blood and urine testing solutions for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, drugs of abuse, pain management and wellness testing.  In June 2013, MedTest acquired Pointe Scientific, a company that has been developing, manufacturing and distributing clinical diagnostic products including clinical chemistry reagents and instruments in the United States and internationally since 1981.  In the fall of 2014, MedTest acquired Clinitox Diagnostix, a company that manufactures and supports drug confirmatory testing via Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS).

For additional information:

MedTest
Debbie Whitehair, MT(ASCP)SC
Vice President, Marketing
484.748.1603
dwhitehair@medtest.com
www.medtest.com

 

PR-M3111-05   04/16

MedTest Announces Chemistry Instrument Acquisition Program for 2nd Quarter

Apr 5, 2016 - press releases

(Canton, Michigan)  MedTest announces a commercial program for chemistry instrument acquisitions in the 2nd quarter (April – June, 2016).  Customers have asked for assistance in acquiring new technology as they face decreasing reimbursement and aging instrumentation.

 

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MedTest is the exclusive US distributor of the bench-top BS-200 and floor-model BS-480 Chemistry Analyzers. MedTest manufactures and distributes reagents, calibrators and quality control products for the general chemistry, special chemistry and drugs of abuse testing markets.  These analyzers have best-in-class reliability, are easy to operate and require minimal operator time for maintenance procedures. 

 

Hanjoon Ryu, CEO of MedTest, stated:  “Today’s laboratory leaders are faced with aging equipment, reduced capital budgets, reduction in reimbursements and shortages in qualified laboratory staff.  Our customers deserve an integrated provider who can help them meet these challenges by offering state-of-the-art instruments with expanding test menus at “never seen before” acquisition programs that will demonstrate economic advantages to the bottom line.  MedTest is committed to providing superior price assurance and service assurance to our customers.”

 

About MedTest:  MedTest is a diagnostics company that provides automated, fast, and cost effective blood and urine testing solutions for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, drugs of abuse, pain management and wellness testing.  In June 2013, MedTest acquired Pointe Scientific, a US-based company that has been developing, manufacturing and distributing clinical diagnostic products including clinical chemistry reagents and instruments in the United States and internationally since 1981.  In the fall of 2014, MedTest acquired Clinitox Diagnostix, a company that manufactures and supports drug confirmatory testing via Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS).

 

For additional information:

MedTest
Debbie Whitehair, MT(ASCP)SC
Vice President, Marketing
484.748.1603
dwhitehair@medtest.com
www.medtest.com

 

PR-M3111-05   04/16

Job Opening: Technical Application Specialist

Mar 28, 2016 - news

MedTest: A Great Place To Work

Position:

Technical Application Specialist

Type:

Full Time

Duties

  • Lead field resource on instrument & Method Installation of MedTest products & supplies

  • Responsible to uncover, promote, convert method additions and reagent conversions

  • On site Customer Training and ongoing Account Management

  • Provide Remote Phone & Internet based support of Customer Base

  • Document Complaint Handling & Field Activity through Quality System

  • Perform product demonstrations to prospective customers

  • Align with strategic direction of the support organization to maximize retention and profitability

  • Work closely with sales and customer support organizations

Candidate

  • Minimum or equivalent certification, of an MT, MLT, or CLS

  • Minimum 3-5 years of diagnostic laboratory or vendor experience

  • Excellent communication and leadership skills required

  • Excellent customer service and teamwork skills required

  • Aptitude and skills to capitalize on method addition opportunities

  • Aptitude and skills to proactively and reactively manage customer conflict

  • Strong clinical chemistry background desired

  • Position is based out of Canton, MI headquarters and requires approximately 50% travel

  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs.

  • Firm knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Fluent in Spanish a plus, but not required

 

Please submit your resume or CV (Curriculum Vitae) and cover letter with salary requirements to marketing@medtest.com

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