Category: Ask the Experts

Ask the expert: New marijuana law in Nevada
Nevada passed a law effective January 1, 2020 that places restrictions on how employers handle positive tests for marijuana for job applicants. Continue reading

By   /  July 2, 2019

Understanding oral fluid testing terminology
Oral fluid drug testing systems represent cutoffs as neat rather than diluted. Our expert explains the difference. Continue reading

By   /  May 23, 2019

Ask the experts: Can hair testing detect one-time drug use?
Employers who look for solutions to detect one-time drug use often ask if hair testing may be a viable option. We help to provide insight. Continue reading

By   /  May 14, 2019

Cannabidiol and drug tests
Will I pass a drug test if I use cannabidiol (CBD)? Our expert says maybe. Continue reading

By   /  February 8, 2019

Ask the experts: Secondhand marijuana smoke
Can secondhand marijuana smoke impact a drug test result? Dr. Barry Sample, Quest Diagnostics, clears the air on this popular question. Continue reading

By   /  November 1, 2018

Ask the experts: Drug testing and prescription medication
Find out if screening positive on a drug test is an indication of illegal drug use or if there is a more complex reason for the result. Continue reading

By   /  September 11, 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

Expiring Federal Drug Testing CCF
Prepare now for the expiration of the Federal CCF. Using old forms after this date will cause significant delays because a MFR will be required. 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 drug test? Continue reading

By   /  March 21, 2018