Category: Drug Testing

Under the influence: Methamphetamines
Methamphetamine use doesn't dominate headlines, however the drug has made a comeback in the United States and is the culprit of it's very own kind of epidemic. Learn more about the drug, it's effects on the body and what the latest data from Quest Diagnostics has to say about workplace positivity trends. Continue reading

By   /  May 31, 2018

Drug testing conferences and their purpose
Drug testing conferences have a purpose, to educate and align many in the industry to the most talked about topics of today. From the opioid crisis, to best practices with collection sites and professionals. The Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association's conference offers a broad variety of valuable insights. Continue reading

By   /  May 30, 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

States move to ban synthetic urine
Synthetic urine has become a popular means of attempting to elude a positive drug test result, considering it often contains uric acid, a chemical naturally found in urine. Continue reading

By   /  May 4, 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

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

Unearthing the roots of substance-abuse disorders
Our new white paper helps to demystify the complexities of addiction and examine the evolution of substance-abuse disorders over a lifetime. Get the facts and gain insights about how someone can struggle with addiction. Continue reading

By   /  March 20, 2018

I’m there: Jarod Rowland
Our employees pride themselves in being able to say - I'm there - for clients, the company, and each other. Jarod Rowland shares why it's important to him to create a promising work environment. Continue reading

By   /  March 13, 2018

Ask the experts: what is polydrug use?
Many people who suffer from substance use disorders abuse more than one drug. The term polydrug use is new, but references a long-standing problem with addiction. Once addicted to one substance, it is very likely users will turn to a cocktail of drugs to satisfy their needs. Continue reading

By   /  February 26, 2018

Ask the Experts: International drug testing
We answered some of the most frequently asked questions about international drug testing. Download the FAQ. Continue reading

By   /  January 3, 2018