Category: Blog Series

Drug Testing

Under the influence: Methamphetamines

May 31, 2018 By

Methamphetamine use doesn't dominate headlines, however the drug has made a comeback in the United States and is the culprit of it's very own kind of epidemic. Learn more about the drug, it's effects on the body and what the latest data from Quest Diagnostics has to say about workplace positivity trends.

Ask the Experts

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?

Ask the Experts

7 takeaways from our drug testing laws webinar

March 9, 2018 By

Industry expert Faye Caldwell discussed trends, recent drug testing laws, state marijuana legislation, and considerations for drug testing policies.

Ask the Experts

Webinar: Understanding drug testing laws

February 13, 2018 By

Employers turn to drug-free programs to help keep employees safe and productive; however they still have questions about running an effective program.

Ask the Experts

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.

Ask the Experts

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.

By the Numbers

Rising methamphetamine use in the U.S. workforce

November 30, 2017 By

Methamphetamine positivity continues to steadily increase in the American workforce, according to the Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index.

Ask the Experts

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.

Ask the Experts

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.