Using an Integrated Test Cup

Why use an Integrated Test Cup? A drug test cup was invented to provide an integrated testing method that would reduce contact with the urine specimen and decrease testing time with less mess and fewer components to handle. A drug test cup is simply a test kit in a urine collection cup that initiates the […]

Do I need a CLIA Waived Test?

CLIA stands for “Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments“. Congress passed the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) in 1988 establishing quality standards for all laboratory testing to ensure the accuracy, reliability, and timeliness of patient test results regardless of where the test was performed. CLIA Waived test kits must be proven “accurate” and “easy to perform”, as […]

Creating a Drug-Free Workplace Policy

United States Department of Labor – elaws Drug-Free Workplace Adviser Developing a Policy Statement The Policy Builder has 13 different sections, each addressing one of the questions listed below. What is the purpose/goal of your policy? Who will be covered by your policy? When will your policy apply? What behavior will be prohibited? Will employees […]

The Benefits of Drug Testing

Drug Testing: A Powerful Force in the War on Drugs In the mid-1990’s, almost overnight it became fashionable to talk of testing millions of people at work for both alcohol and drugs. 15 years ago the idea seemed so extreme that the government cuts it out of the White Paper altogether – with small concessions […]

Teenage Prescription Drug Abuse And Addiction Rates

You may know, being a teenager has its perks: no real responsibility, no big bills to pay, and no one blames you when you act childish. On the other side of that coin (so to speak), there’s high school drama, planning out your college future, and your parents telling you what to do. Okay, so […]

When Should I Drug Test?

It’s obvious that people of any age, sex, faith, origin, or economic status can become addicted to a drug. It can be a drug that is prescribed to them by their family physician or something they picked up from a friend. We’ve all got “connections” that can hook us up from Aspirin for headaches to […]

In The “Spirits” Of Bourbon Heritage Month

Kentucky….the final frontier….. Okay, just kidding about that, but one could say that it has the final word when it comes to producing great tasting bourbon if you fancy that sort of thing. It’s been the cause of many o’ great stories, events, and interesting times. It’s been the tool for unblocking inspiration for writers […]

Smoking and Vaping

There are many old “home remedies” that are supposed to help a person kick the habit of smoking. Over the years, it has been anywhere between keeping your hands busy to chewing on toothpicks. It would only work until the next strong urge to smoke came creeping over and before you know it, one smoke […]

Hair Drug Testing: Difference between You Doing It and the Lab

Hair Follicle Test

What are the differences between you performing a Hair Drug Test at home and getting it done at the lab? That answer is simple: YOU! Think about it, if you go to a lab to have a hair drug test performed, the administrator will take a sample of your hair by cutting it off, and […]