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What is Phencyclidine?

The Phencyclidine test is performed to detect the presence and levels of the drug Phencyclidine in the blood. Phencyclidine is a drug of abuse that is sold under the market name ‘angel dust’ or ‘angel hair’. It can be self administered by smoking, nasal insufflation, intravenous injection or oral ingestion. It is excreted in the urine and its levels serve as an indicator of whether the person has used the substance or not.

Why is Phencyclidine done?

  1. The Phencyclidine test is performed either as a part of a panel of tests checking for drugs of abuse, or individually if phencyclidine abuse is suspected
  2. To monitor compliance with prescribed medications, or to detect and evaluate drug intoxication or overdose
  3. Sometimes required prior to the start of a new job or insurance policy; randomly for workplace drug testing or athletic drug testing programs; as mandated when court-ordered

Preparation for Phencyclidine

  • No special preparation required

Sample Type for Phencyclidine

The sample type collected for Phencyclidine is: Urine

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We focus on providing patients quality diagnostic healthcare services in India. Through our network, we offer patients convenient locations for their diagnostic healthcare services and efficient service. With over 3368 diagnostic and related healthcare tests and services offered, we believe we are capable of performing substantially all of the diagnostic healthcare tests and services currently prescribed by physicians in India. Our key competitive strengths are: Business model focused on the patient as a customer and an established consumer healthcare brand associated with quality services, in a market where patients generally choose their diagnostic healthcare service provider. Well-positioned to leverage upon one of the fastest-growing segments of the Indian healthcare industry. A network whose growth yields greater economies of scale, combined with a hub and spoke model that is scalable for further growth. Centralized information technology platform that fully integrates our network and is scalable. Attractive financial performance, financial profile and return on invested capital. Experienced leadership team with strong industry expertise and successful track record. Some of our laboratories have achieved International Organization for Standardization, or ISO, certification for their quality systems. Our National Reference Laboratory has obtained ISO 9001:2008 certification (for the performance of routine and advanced diagnostic pathology testing services, including clinical trials), ISO 15189:2007 (for quality management in medical laboratories), ISO 15189:2012 certification (in the field of medical testing) and ISO 27001:2013 certification (for establishing an effective information management system that maintains and processes information security at our data center).