Category: Blog Series

Under the influence

Under the influence: prescription opioids

June 20, 2019 By

If someone close to you were struggling with opioid dependence, would you see the signs of addiction? We take a closer look at prescription opioid misuse.

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.

Ask the Experts

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.

Blog Series

A Closer Look: Series introduction

February 8, 2019 By

A new year brings new beginnings. That said, we are excited to introduce our new blog series called A Closer Look.

By the Numbers

By the numbers: Drug users avoid working for employers who test

November 14, 2018 By

National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) national drug use data, compared to Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index (DTI) workplace drug use data reveals that drug users avoid working for employers who test.

Reasons for Testing

10 Reasons to Implement a Workplace Drug Testing Program

October 15, 2018 By

Discover the most common reasons employers implement and sustain workplace drug testing programs. Reasons for drug testing in the workplace include managing healthcare and insurance costs, providing a safe workplace for employees, and more. Read the 10 reasons here.

Ask the Experts

Ask the experts: Drug testing and prescription medication

September 11, 2018 By

What happens if you fail a drug test but have a prescription? Learn about the important role Medical Review Officers have in the drug screening process.

Under the influence

Under the influence: Marijuana

June 28, 2018 By

Marijuana is said to be safe, to be harmless, and even contain health benefits to those who consume it. We offer some facts surrounding the drug and what users may expect when consuming the illicit substance as we continue our series "Under the Influence"

Ask the Experts

Ask the Experts: Opiates vs. opioids

June 15, 2018 By

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.