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Expiring Federal Drug Testing CCF

May 18, 2018 By

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.

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Ask the Experts: DOT 5-panel drug test regimen

March 21, 2018 By

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?

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Ask the Experts: Drug test turnaround times

December 18, 2017 By

Learn more about drug test turnaround times, lab processes, and choosing a collection site that can lead to faster turnaround times.

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Ask the Experts: What is POCT?

December 8, 2017 By

POCT is an instant drug or alcohol test that typically yields a result within minutes. Consider all the criteria before choosing a test method.

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Staying compliant with new DOT regulations

November 29, 2017 By

New DOT regulations add four opioids: hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, and oxymorphone to the test panel. Our experts answer your questions.

Oral Fluid testing

Ask the Experts: Cheating an oral fluid drug test

November 2, 2017 By

The best way to pass an oral fluid drug test is to not take drugs for several days leading up to the test, or preferably never. To date, we have not found any adulterants that can successfully mask drugs in an oral fluid test, nor are we aware of any devices used to cheat an oral fluid test.

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How to choose a drug testing laboratory

October 30, 2017 By

When selecting a drug testing laboratory, consider criteria such as accuracy, collections, technology, logistics, turnaround time, and customer support.

Hair testing

Ask the Experts: Hair drug test specimens

October 17, 2017 By

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.

Hair testing

Ask the Experts: Hair drug test collections

August 4, 2017 By

The amount of hair needed for a hair drug test is approximately 100 milligrams made up of the first 1-½ inches from the root end. The hair is typically cut from the crown of the back of the head in a manner where it will not be as noticeable. Learn more about hair drug test collections.

Drug Testing

Ask the Experts: Drug testing cutoffs

July 18, 2017 By

Employers should carefully select a drug test specimen type and cutoff level based on the desired window of detection and regulatory requirements.