Category: Blog Series

Under the influence: Marijuana
Marijuana is said to be safe, to be harmless, and even contain health benefits to those who consume it. We offer some facts surrounding the drug and what users may expect when consuming the illicit substance as we continue our series "Under the Influence" Continue reading

By   /  June 28, 2018

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

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

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

Ask the Experts: DOT 5-panel drug test regimen
If you do the math, the DOT 5-panel drug test regimen requires confirmation testing for a total of 14 drugs. Is there a new name for the DOT drug test with the 2018 regulations? Continue reading

By   /  March 21, 2018

7 takeaways from our drug testing laws webinar
Industry expert Faye Caldwell discussed current trends, recent drug testing laws, state marijuana legislation, and considerations for employers implementing a drug testing policy and procedures in our recent webinar. Learn more. Continue reading

By   /  March 9, 2018

Webinar: Understanding drug testing laws
Employers turn to drug-free workplace programs to help keep employees safe and productive; however they still have questions about running an effective, compliant program. Register now. Continue reading

By   /  February 13, 2018

The Life of a Drug Test – webinar highlights
In our recent webinar, two Quest experts gave us insights to reveal how many moving parts have to work together to deliver accurate, dependable test results. Continue reading

By   /  December 20, 2017

Ask the Experts: Drug test turnaround times
Learn more about drug test turnaround times, lab processes, and how to choose the collection site type that can lead to faster hiring decisions. Continue reading

By   /  December 18, 2017

Ask the Experts: What is POCT?
POCT is an instant drug or alcohol test that typically yields a result within minutes. Consider all the criteria before choosing a test method. Continue reading

By   /  December 8, 2017