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EM1 Labs

Leading provider of clinical toxicology services providing urine drug testing to physician practices.


As a leading provider of clinical toxicology services, EM1 Labs specializes in providing urine drug testing to physician practices, pain management clinics, comprehensive pain programs and rehabilitation facilities. Our comprehensive toxicology services include general toxicology, therapeutic drug monitoring and prescription drug monitoring.

Our headquarters include a state-of-the-art toxicology laboratory in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. EM1 Labs is a fully staffed, high-complexity clinical laboratory licensed by the State of Florida and accredited by COLA. EM1 Labs supports and encourages staff to participate in continuous professional development and educational training./p>

EM1 Labs not only meets today’s sophisticated drug testing and monitoring needs, but we also provide the support you need. Our focus is exceptional quality service.

Timely Results

EM1 Labs provide rapid results using a variety of reporting methods enabling physicians to access our data in a timely manner.

Confidentiality is Key

We are committed to protecting the confidentiality of every individual’s laboratory results and other personal information, in compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.


Toxicology 101


Clinical Toxicology detects the adverse effects of drugs and toxic chemicals in biologic fluids by qualitative and quantitative measurements. This testing may be used to detect overdose or toxicity caused by single or multiple drugs. Clinicians also use toxicology tests to monitor treatments, evaluate side effects, or discover drugs that may interfere with prescribed treatments. EM1 Labs is dedicated to the accurate reporting and interpretation of toxicology tests.

Food and Drug Administration

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a federal agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services. The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety, prescription and over-the-counter drugs (medications), vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, electromagnetic radiation emitting devices (ERED) and more. The FDA was empowered by the US Congress to enforce the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, which serves as the primary focus for the Agency. EM1 Labs uses only FDA-approved instruments and methods for toxicology testing.

Confirmations vs. Screening

Advanced drug confirmation procedures separate EM1 Labs from other drug screening laboratories. EM1 Labs utilizes state-of-the-art instruments and technology to ensure error-free results with the most competitive turnaround time in the industry. Our liquid chromatography/mass spectrometers (Sciex QTRAP LC/MS/MS System) are well known for accurate quantitation, speed, precision and sensitivity. These systems provide excellent dynamic range for detecting a wide variety of chemicals. This allows EM1 Labs to be an industry leader.

Importance of Monitoring

Toxicology testing can be used to monitor patients being treated for a variety of conditions including chronic pain. Drug testing detects patients who do not take their prescribed medications as well as those who over or under use medications. Testing helps guide physicians in prescribing medications for patients with a history of drug abuse or overdose. It can detect the presence of unreported or non-prescribed drugs.

Sample Volumes

Since the minimum volume of sample required for confirmatory testing is 500 uL, specimen rejection for inadequate volume is rare. The average rejection rate for inadequate sample volume (QNS, quantity not sufficient) is less than 1%.


One of the core strengths of EM1 Labs lies in its toxicologists. EM1 Labs employs toxicologists who are knowledgeable in pharmacology and drug metabolism as well as drug detection. EM1 Labs’ toxicologists are always available to answer specific questions.