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COVID-19 and the global impact on the drug market

July 14, 2020 By

New research from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) examines drug production and raw materials, drug trafficking amongst border restrictions, and individual drug consumption while quarantined.

Oral Fluid testing

Ask the experts: Is an oral fluid drug test safe?

June 9, 2020 By

During the novel coronavirus health crisis, many employers ask is if an oral fluid drug test is safe in the current circumstances. Under rigorous safety procedures, drug testing continues across the country.

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Webinar: COVID-19 and the Workplace

May 5, 2020 By

Scientists from Quest Diagnostics presented a webinar called, “Ask the experts: COVID-19 and the Workplace." Watch a recording on-demand.

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Cold medicines and drug test results

February 11, 2020 By

During cold and flu season, questions arise about common cough medicines and their impact on drug test results. Get the facts.

Oral Fluid testing

Ask the experts: Is oral fluid drug testing legal?

August 15, 2019 By

Is it legal? Our experts discuss using oral fluid for regulated and non-regulated workplace drug testing programs.

Urine testing

What is a regulated drug test?

July 9, 2019 By

A regulated drug test typically involves a urine or alcohol collection performed for specific agencies categorized as “safety-sensitive” workplaces because of the potential influence of their job on public safety.

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Ask the expert: New marijuana law in Nevada

July 2, 2019 By

Nevada passed a law effective January 1, 2020 that places restrictions on how employers handle positive tests for marijuana for job applicants.

Oral Fluid testing

Understanding oral fluid testing terminology

May 23, 2019 By

Oral fluid drug testing systems represent cutoffs as neat rather than diluted. Our expert explains the difference.

Hair testing

Ask the experts: Can hair testing detect one-time drug use?

May 14, 2019 By

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.

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Cannabidiol and drug tests

February 8, 2019 By

Maybe. CBD itself would not report positive on a drug test for marijuana or marijuana metabolite. In some states, CBD may contain up to 5% THC. If the CBD product contains THC at a sufficiently high concentration, it is possible that the use of these products could cause a positive urine drug test result.