Author: Nicole Jupe

Ask the Experts: Opiates vs. opioids
In the midst of our nation’s opioid crisis, many people are confused about the difference between the term opiates and opioids. The media uses the words interchangeably; however there are significant distinctions between the two terms. Continue reading

By   /  June 15, 2018

DATIA focus: Why Brazil Chose Hair Drug Testing
With high rates of on-the-job alcohol and illicit drug use by professional drivers, the Brazilian government is facing the challenge of keeping its citizens safe on its streets and highways —and to deter drug use by professional drivers. Read more in DATIA focus. Continue reading

By   /  May 24, 2018

Expiring Federal Drug Testing CCF
Prepare now for the June 30, 2018 expiration of the Federal CCF. Using old forms after this date will cause significant delays as collectors will need to complete a memorandum for record (MFR) in order for drug testing to resume. Continue reading

By   /  May 18, 2018

Drug Testing Index: A look at 2014-2018
The Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index reveals insights into patterns of drug use among the American workforce. As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, we take a deeper look at overall positivity rates and key milestones from 2014 to 2018. Download our new timeline. Continue reading

By   /  May 10, 2018

Workforce drug positivity at highest rate in a decade
Driven by increases in cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana, drug use by the American workforce remains at its highest rate in more than a decade, according to the latest Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index. Continue reading

By   /  May 8, 2018

United Nations spotlights hair drug testing in Brazil
International dignitaries and experts gathered at the United Nations to share with the world how Brazil uses hair drug testing technology to help keep its roads safe. Continue reading

By   /  May 2, 2018

Test for oxycodones using Oral-Eze
Facing an opioid crisis, employers can screen for most commonly abused substances such as oxycodone using an oral fluid drug test. Benefits of oral fluid include detection of recent drug use, an observed collection, and the accuracy that comes from a lab-based drug test. Continue reading

By   /  April 20, 2018

Drug testing brings possibility
One drug test can open up a world of opportunities and potentially change someone’s life. Our new video series will introduce you to Sandra, Matt, and Kate and gives you a glimpse into each of their unique journeys. Watch now. Continue reading

By   /  April 17, 2018

NLCP guidance on invalid specimens
HHS-certified laboratories reported a significant increase in the number of urine drug test specimens that were reported as invalid in the second half of 2017. Read the NLCP notice. Continue reading

By   /  March 26, 2018

Quest opens largest toxicology lab in Latin America
The largest and most modern Latin American toxicology laboratory was recently opened by Quest Diagnostics and our joint venture partner LABET in Santana de Parnaíba, São Paulo, Brazil. Continue reading

By   /  March 23, 2018