Rapid cocaine screening of urine in a newborn nursery

Elizabeth Welch, Lora E Fleming, Iris Peyser, Walter Greenfield, Bernard W. Steele, Emmalee S. Bandstra

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A rapid cocaine screening test, the Abuscreen OnTrak assay, was compared with the EMIT (enzyme-multiplied immunoassay technique) screening test to determine relative accuracy in 450 newborn infants sequentially tested for urinary cocaine during a 6-week period at a large urban hospital. The Abuscreen Ontrak screen had a sensitivity of 96% and a specificity of 100%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)468-470
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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