Category: Blog Series

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

Half of Americans tested misused prescription medications
52% of Americans tested misuse their prescription medications, according to a new Quest Diagnostics study of 3.4 million lab tests. Continue reading

By   /  October 3, 2017

New data shows 1 in 10 Americans use drugs
New data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that approximately 28 million Americans have used an illicit drug in the past month. Continue reading

By   /  September 25, 2017

By the Numbers: Random drug testing data
The FMCSA random rate is only a minimum standard and employers can elect to test at a greater rate. Examine your program and consider the risks. Continue reading

By   /  September 22, 2017

An exploration of addiction: Trauma and adult substance abuse
Substance use disorders are complex and sometimes trauma can push someone across the very thin line between a casual drug habit and addiction. Continue reading

By   /  August 7, 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

America’s favorite illicit drug: marijuana
Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index data showed a nearly 75% increase of marijuana positivity in oral fluid drug tests in the U.S. workforce. Continue reading

By   /  July 7, 2017

An exploration of addiction: Young adults
Young adults are known to partake in risky behavior. But what are some of the consequences when weekend fun becomes life-altering. Continue reading

By   /  June 27, 2017