Category: Ask the Experts

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

By   /  August 15, 2019

What is a regulated drug test?
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. Continue reading

By   /  July 9, 2019

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
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. Continue reading

By   /  February 8, 2019

Ask the experts: Secondhand marijuana smoke
You very likely can't fail a drug test from secondhand smoke. There are no published, peer-reviewed studies to date that indicate someone would test positive on a drug test due to incidental exposure of marijuana smoke. Learn more from Dr. Barry Sample, Quest Diagnostics, on this subject here. 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