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

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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    Welch, E., Fleming, L. E., Peyser, I., Greenfield, W., Steele, B. W., & Bandstra, E. S. (1993). Rapid cocaine screening of urine in a newborn nursery. The Journal of Pediatrics, 123(3), 468-470. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-3476(05)81759-7