FRIENDS Experience

Since 1963, Friends Medical Laboratory has been a partner in the fight against drug addiction. We pioneered the use of thin layer chromatography for drug treatment monitoring and have continued to add newer, modern technologies as the industry has evolved including Oral Fluids, Hair and LCMS analysis.

Together with Friends Multi-Services, we remain driven to meet your drug abuse treatment and business needs.

  • Comprehensive drug panels including the major classes of narcotics, inhalants, prescription medication and specialty drugs of abuse.
  • Daily collections in our laboratory in Baltimore. In addition, we offer on-site collections (those at your location) by pre-arrangement. Regular courier pickup of specimens in the Baltimore-Washington area. Fedex and overnight shipping elsewhere.
  • 24 hour turn-around on most results. (Confirmation testing within 48 hours.) E-mail, fax and online reporting services.
  • In-Service classes to help your staff understand how drug testing works and can help improve your treatment services.
  • CLIA certified laboratory participating in regular external proficiency testing programs to ensure our clients get the most reliable results.
  • Decades of experience representing the accuracy of our testing in state and federal courts.


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As of January 1, 2015, Friends Medical Laboratory, Inc. will be a Value Options provider. This allows us to offer services to all Value Options members under its Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health options.

If you have patients that are in an outpatient program, we will need a copy of their Value Options membership card to process billing. Please note, inpatient clients will continue to be processed through your billed account.

If you have any questions, please free to contact our Customer Service staff at the Lab.

Marlene Owens: (410) 247-4417 extension 711 Jim Shiplet: (410) 247-4417 extension 749





We utilize the latest drug screening technologies as well as perfecting tried-and-true methodologies and pioneering the field of identifying drugs of abuse.

  • Enzyme Immunoassay
  • Oral Fluids
  • Hair testing
  • Blood alcohol
  • BAT
  • DOT
  • Thin Layer Chromotagraphy
  • GC/MS Confirmation
  • LC/MS/MS Confirmation



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