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I’m There: Brian Giammarco

by Pablo Bolanos on December 11, 2017

Twenty years at Quest Diagnostics in the City of Brotherly Love have given Brian Giammarco, Field Sales Executive, a unique perspective on teamwork. Brian believes in empowerment birthed from belonging. He sees his team as a unit, a family, a collective group of people working together with a similar mindset to help our clients succeed.

In this month’s edition of our “I’m There” series, Brian describes what we’re there when you need us means to him. Read the full story.

Employer Solutions shares a commitment to being there when our clients and colleagues need us – at every possible opportunity. Through unique stories from our team, you’ll get a more personal perspective of what that commitment means to each of them. To learn more about this series, read our introductory post.

For more information about Employer Solutions, visit our website or contact us online.

Webinar: The Life of a Drug Test

by Pablo Bolanos on November 28, 2017

From the perspective of an employer, the drug testing process is an in-and-out experience. A potential new hire or current employee provides a sample at one of our collection sites. Days later—after the sample is sent to the laboratory for testing—a final result is ready. At which point the employee returns to work or, a job candidate can start their new job.

Every year, millions of drug test specimens pass through our laboratories, taking an intricate journey from collection to result. We carefully crafted the entire process to be simple and without complications. Each specimen is ushered through by sophisticated, state-of-the-art instrumentation, time-tested processes, and a village of trained collectors and laboratory professionals who adhere to strict, highly regulated processes and procedures.

In our upcoming webinar, the life of a drug test, Quest experts, Dawn Hahn, Director of Laboratory Operations, and David Bustos, Collection Services Manager, will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the drug testing process from, the perspectives of a scientist and a collector, to boost your drug testing IQ. Topics include:

  • What to expect at a collection site
  • Drug test specimen-logistics
  • Specimen processing and testing at the lab
  • Quality control
  • Chain of custody standards

Register now to join us on Wednesday, December 13 at 1 p.m. CT.

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

I’m There: Jonni Salamone

November 13, 2017We're There

A team that doesn’t march to the same rhythm will not deliver consistent customer experiences. Jonni Salamone, Director of National Clinical Testing Services, champions the need for individualism, unique work styles, confidence, and above all, team unity. Her leadership inspires her team members to perform beyond the expectations of our clients. In this month’s edition […]

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Hair Drug Test Procedures

November 7, 2017Drug Testing

Hair drug testing can help employers detect habitual use by job applicants and employees. Its primary benefit when compared to other types of drug testing is its long detection window. Additionally, the process requires a small specimen of hair cut under direct supervision, making it difficult to tamper or cheat.  When compared with urine testing, […]

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Accept the Challenge: Drug-free Work Week

October 13, 2017Drugs & Alcohol

Today someone, somewhere in the U.S., will miss work, dodge deadlines, shift their work to others, and eventually leave a position vacant. Drug and alcohol abuse can be one of the contributing factors for absenteeism, lost productivity, and eventually turnover. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, nearly 7% of adults employed full-time […]

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Cincinnati: A 7-Day Look into Heroin Addiction

September 29, 2017Drug Testing

Advancements in technology allow us to experience more than just our own lives. Through the screens we hold, we passively watch, comment, and discuss as observers and bystanders. With the 24-hour news cycle and reality television, we can become desensitized and may even experience compassion fatigue, a side effect of vicariously experiencing trauma. When it […]

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Addiction Recovery: A Celebration of Life

September 6, 2017Drugs & Alcohol

“Recovery makes me feel like that empty space in my heart is finally filled. I have the motivation and drive that I have never experienced before. For the first time in my life, I believe I have a purpose, and I am so much more than just a hopeless junkie sentenced to a life of […]

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An Exploration of Addiction: Trauma and Adult Substance Abuse

August 7, 2017Drug Testing

Our series has taken a closer look at the temptations of adolescent life and how experimentation and excess as young adults can feed substance use disorders. Sometimes trauma can push someone across the very thin line between a casual drug habit and addiction. As adults, we face endless challenges. Stress is a part of life […]

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An Exploration of Addiction: Young Adults

June 27, 2017Drug Testing

In the previous installment of our Exploration of Addiction series, we examined the adolescent years and how access, curiosity, and a number of other factors can influence adolescent drug and alcohol use. We now turn our attention to a demographic that is sometimes synonymous with excess, experimentation, and substance-abuse: young adulthood. According to the National […]

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Sobering Facts about the Repeal of Obamacare

January 30, 2017Drug Testing

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, has been one of the most contentious pieces of legislation in decades. While more than 20 million Americans are covered by the ACA, many have vocalized concerns over the cost and effectiveness of the legislation. With the outcome of November’s election, Congress and President Trump are working to […]

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