Category: Ask the Experts

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

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

Staying compliant with new DOT regulations
New DOT regulations add four opioids: hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, and oxymorphone to the test panel. Our experts answer your questions. Continue reading

By   /  November 29, 2017

Ask the Experts: Cheating an oral fluid drug test
Our experts explain why an observed oral fluid drug test collection is difficult to tamper or cheat. Continue reading

By   /  November 2, 2017

How to choose a drug testing laboratory
When selecting a drug testing lab, consider criteria such as accuracy, collections, technology, logistics, turnaround time, and customer support. Continue reading

By   /  October 30, 2017

Ask the Experts: Hair drug test specimens
Our experts explain how a hair drug test specimen can be taken from other parts of the body if someone is lacking hair or is bald. Continue reading

By   /  October 17, 2017

Ask the Experts: Hair drug test collections
How much hair is cut for a drug test? Our scientific experts explain the specific amount of hair needed by the laboratory for testing. Continue reading

By   /  August 4, 2017

Ask the Experts: Drug testing cutoffs
Employers should carefully select a drug test specimen type and cutoff level based on the desired window of detection and regulatory requirements. Continue reading

By   /  July 18, 2017