case study

Hair testing helps to protect safety

by Nicole Jupe on August 29, 2017

hair drug testingSafety remains a primary reason for drug testing, and that’s just as true in the U.S. as it is in Brazil. The Brazilian government faced serious challenges keeping its streets and highways safe with 40,000 traffic-related deaths annually. The dangers were reflected in data from the World Health Organization, which ranks Brazil fifth in the world for fatal car accidents. Brazilian lawmakers took action in the interest of safety and public health and enacted a mandatory “wide window of detection” test for drugs of abuse for professional drivers in 2016.

Our new case study discusses:

  • The history of drug use in Brazil
  • Advantages of hair drug testing
  • Early findings in overall drug positivity
  • Most commonly-detected drugs
  • U.S. testing regulations for transportation

Hair testing for drugs of abuse is the only drug testing method available that provides up to a 90-day drug use history. With an observed collection that is difficult to cheat, a hair test is the most effective way to evaluate long-term patterns of use, making it an excellent option for pre-employment or random drug testing programs.

Download our new case study about why Brazil chose hair drug testing.

For more information about drug testing, visit our website or contact us online.

Webinar: Navigating Global Drug Testing

by Pablo Bolanos on November 10, 2016

Navigating Global Drug TestingDrug use is prevalent throughout the world. According to the 2015 World Drug Report, an estimated 246 million people have used an illicit drug in 2013 and about 27 million people suffer from drug addiction. For that reason, drug testing is crucial for international businesses when hiring new applicants or making decisions about current employees.

In the United States, workplace drug testing helps companies reduce absenteeism, increase productivity, and establish safe, drug-free work environments by deterring substance abuse. Abroad, the benefits of testing are the same, yet not widely understood. In addition, companies who conduct business globally can sometimes struggle to find resources and well-informed providers to help them work through complex challenges.

Our upcoming webinar: Navigating Global Drug Testing will help bridge that knowledge gap. Our international drug testing service experts will guide you through the most common questions associated with administering global drug testing and discuss how clear expectations, a broad logistics network, and single point of contact are the pillars of an effective program.

Key topics will include:

  • Data privacy
  • Drug test turnaround times
  • Collection network coverage
  • Logistics and customs
  • Common issues and case studies

Join us on Wednesday, December 7 at 1 p.m. CT as Quest Diagnostics Coleen Volksdorf, Senior Manager, International Field Operations and Services, and Summer Schippers, International Services Specialist, clear the path to creating a successful, drug-free workplace program abroad.

Register now.

To learn more about international drug testing, visit our website or contact us online.

Drug Test Collections Webinar Highlights

November 3, 2015Collections

Collections are a critical piece of the drug testing process and understanding your choices is important as you select a drug testing provider. Charlie Sullivan, Collection Services Manager at Quest Diagnostics, recently presented a webinar where he shared insights to help you better evaluate your collection services options as you work to select the best […]

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Rely on Express Results™ Online

September 9, 2015Instant testing

Express Results Online helps employers to easily manage the drug testing process electronically with remarkable speed. When turnaround time is of the essence, this solution has a number of benefits. Fast, accurate results Negative, urine drug screen results are delivered electronically the instant they become available – typically within minutes of the collection. This fast turnaround time […]

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Express Results Online™ Collection Quality

August 19, 2015Collections

Are you looking for an accurate result from an instant urine drug test? Do you want nearby, convenient collection sites to help streamline the donor experience? Would you like the added peace of mind that comes from confirmation testing that comes from an accredited laboratory? Express Results Online collections render reliable, accurate results within minutes. […]

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Instant Drug Testing Webinar Recap

May 8, 2015Instant testing

Two experts from Quest Diagnostics presented a webinar about the advantages and limitations of instant drug testing solutions. Dr. Barry Sample, Director of Science and Technology, and Matt Resch, Product Manager, discussed scientific data, national trends in drug use, legal considerations and best practices to help you make more informed decisions regarding your workplace drug testing program. […]

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Find an Express Results™ Online Collection Site

May 1, 2015Collections

Earlier this year, we introduced Express Results Online, a new instant, urine drug testing solution designed to deliver fast, dependable results. This rapid drug test screens for up to 11 different drugs and drug combinations with the ability to complete the entire process online. Negative results are available within minutes from the time of collection, […]

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Drug Testing Collections Case Study

January 9, 2014Collections

Specimen collection is a critical step in the drug testing process. Employers need to know that collection sites are available, accessible and staffed by trained professionals who are able to respond quickly to requests yet remain sensitive to the concerns of donors. “It’s the broad network and the quick responsiveness that sets Quest Diagnostics apart. […]

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