Series: Drug testing by the numbers

Using just 10 digits – 0 through 9 – we are able to derive billions of combination of numbers.  This idea also holds true as it relates to laboratory testing for drugs of abuse in which a seemingly boundless array of numbers, facts, data, and outputs is available. These values can play an essential role for employers making decisions about their drug-free workplace programs.

Some of the most common questions we get asked as your drug testing partner can be answered with a calculation of percentage, amount, length of time, volume, or other numeric figure. For example:

  • What is the overall positivity rate for drug use in the U.S. workforce?
  • How many people test positive for marijuana (or other drugs) each year?
  • What are the detection times using different specimen types like urine, oral fluid or hair?
  • How much hair is cut for a hair drug test?
  • What percentage of on-the-job accidents involved drugs and alcohol?
  • How long does it take to get the results of a drug test?
  • What is the return-on-investment of workplace drug testing?

With that in mind, we are excited to take a closer look at the numbers in workplace drug testing and explains how they are meaningful to your drug testing program. Stay tuned and subscribe to our blog to never miss a “number.”

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