Tag: Quest Diagnostics

Hair testing

Proposed guidelines for hair drug testing

November 24, 2020 By

SAMHSA has proposed scientific and technical guidelines for the inclusion of hair in Federal drug testing programs. Note: These are only proposed Guidelines and hair testing is not approved for any Federally mandated drug (eg, DOT) testing. Read all public comments online including those from Quest.

Drug Testing

Know the risks of marijuana

October 20, 2020 By

Increased awareness on the potential risks of marijuana is needed as more states continue to pass legislation around the drug.

Illicit drugs

Debunking 5 popular marijuana myths

September 29, 2020 By

Facts based on decades of research on the effects of cannabis in humans have helped to debunk many modern day marijuana myths.

Marijuana

Marijuana positivity in America’s workplace

September 15, 2020 By

Data shows increases in marijuana positivity rates across workforce categories, drug test specimen types, and regions in the United States.

Drug Testing

Pre-employment drug testing

September 10, 2020 By

Pre-employment drug screening, the most common reason for drug testing, takes place as part of the hiring process.

News

Drug use rises again in the American workforce

August 25, 2020 By

Drug positivity in 2019 hit a 16-year high in the US workforce, according to the latest Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index.

News

New Federal CCF coming soon

August 11, 2020 By

SAMSHA/OMB have requested public comments to revisions of the current Federal CCF for workforce drug testing. However, Quest anticipates a one-year implementation period for continued use of the form and will help prepare clients for the switch.

Drug Testing

Beyond pre-employment drug testing

July 31, 2020 By

Combining one or more reasons for testing is the best way to avoid hiring applicants who use drugs while discouraging drug abuse among employees.

By the Numbers

By the Numbers: Customer support

July 9, 2020 By

In this edition of "By the Numbers," we look at the numerical values that enable our Customer Support team to serve our customers effectively.

Drugs & Alcohol

Opioid crisis persists during pandemic

June 30, 2020 By

The disruption of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus extends to all areas of life – including the opioid epidemic. Stress during an outbreak can include increased drug and alcohol use and impacts for those struggling with substance use disorders and addiction.