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Medication ManagEment

Vanguard Medication Management Testing

ABOUT

This is a diagnostic test that monitors patient compliance with prescribed medications.

IDEAL PATIENT

They are managing ≥ 2 chronic conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension, and/or have not achieved an optimal therapeutic response, and/or suspected of not taking medications as prescribed.

FAST FACTS

COMPREHENSIVE

Screening and confirmation testing for over 110 prescription and illicit drugs

SIMPLE

Noninvasive test using
a urine sample

FAST

Results returned in <48 hours from receipt at the lab

MEDICATION ADHERENCE

Medication adherence refers to whether patients take their medications as prescribed (i.e. timing, dosage, frequency). Adherence to medications is an important factor in determining treatment success.

For patients managing chronic conditions, such as diabetes or hypertension, non adherence to medications is extremely common. Medication non-adherence can affect the quality and length of life, overall health outcomes, and healthcare costs.

50% of people taking chronic meds are nonadherant.

IN THE U.S., NON-ADHERENCE CAN ACCOUNT FOR...

Up to 50%

Of treatment failures

25%

Of hospitalizations

125,000

Deaths

DATA ON MEDICATION ADHERENCE

Patients cited forgetfulness as a major (non-intentional) reason for their nonadherence.²

Patients are nonadherent when medications are prescribed over a long period of time.²

BARRIERS TO MEDICATION ADHERENCE

While there are many barriers for patients taking medications as prescribed, studies suggest nonadherence is highest for patients managing chronic conditions.²

When people with chronic conditions...

Are not taking their medication as prescribed, it can result in worsening of their condition, and in some cases, death.

MEDICATION CONFIRMATION TESTING CAN BE AN IMPORTANT TOOL IN PATIENT CARE

Patients may have trouble communicating adherence barriers to their healthcare provider, or they don’t understand the consequences of not taking their medication as prescribed. Medication confirmation testing is the most accurate and direct way to confirm patient adherence.

Developing effective intervention strategies starts with confirming patient adherance

Once you have identified a patient is not taking their medication as prescribed, you can work with them to develop effective strategies to help them achieve therapeutic response.

VANGUARD MEDICATION MANAGMENT TESTING IS...

COMPREHENSIVE

Screening and confirmation testing for over 110 prescription and illicit drugs

FAST

48 hours from
receipt at the lab

EASY

Only requirement is a
simple urine test

IDEAL PATIENTS FOR VANGUARD MEDICATION MANAGEMENT TESTING

  • Patients managing ≥ 2 chronic conditions (i.e. diabetes or hypertension)
  • Optimal therapeutic response not achieved and you suspect nonadherence
  • Many people have genetic factors that alter the efficacy of certain medications
  • Consider Vanguard Pharmacogenomic Testing (PGx) is confirmation testing is positive

MEDICATION MANAGEMENT TESTING + INTERVENTION STRATEGIES CAN

  • Improve patient health outcomes
  • Improve patient length and quality of life
  • Decrease mortality rates

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918-212-6177.