As part of Arizona’s enhanced opioid surveillance, the Arizona Department of Health Services laboratory tests blood samples collected from individuals with suspected opioid overdoses. The laboratory performs a qualitative analysis to detect standard narcotics, opioids, fentanyl analogues, benzodiazepines, stimulants, and cannabinoids/synthetic cannabinoids. The information is used by public health to understand the opioid burden in the state and design effective opioid prevention programs.
Funding Source: Arizona Department of Health Services
Frequently asked questions about Arizona's program to offer laboratory toxicology surveillance in suspected opioid overdoses