Using just 10 digits – 0 through 9 – we are able to derive billions of combination of numbers. This idea also holds true as it relates to laboratory testing for drugs of abuse in which a seemingly boundless array of numbers, facts, data, and outputs is available. These values can play an essential role for employers making decisions about their drug-free workplace programs.
Some of the most common questions we get asked as your drug testing partner can be answered with a calculation of percentage, amount, length of time, volume, or other numeric figure. For example:
- What is the overall positivity rate for drug use in the U.S. workforce?
- How many people test positive for marijuana (or other drugs) each year?
- What are the detection times using different specimen types like urine, oral fluid or hair?
- How much hair is cut for a hair drug test?
- What percentage of on-the-job accidents involved drugs and alcohol?
- How long does it take to get the results of a drug test?
- What is the return-on-investment of workplace drug testing?
With that in mind, we are excited to launch a new blog series where our team, along with scientific and technological experts, takes a closer look at the numbers in workplace drug testing and explains how they are meaningful to your drug testing program. Stay tuned and subscribe to our blog to never miss a “number.”