Identifying Adulterants

Drug Test Cup

Urine Adulteration is an issue that you cannot ignore. Adulteration is the intentional tampering with a urine sample by the donor to avoid detection of illicit drug use. Successful adulteration produces a false-negative drug test result. The validity of any drug test depends on the integrity of the urine sample. There is absolutely no need […]

Old NIDA 5 Drug Test VS New Drugs

When urine drug testing first started, decades ago, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) required that companies who use professional drivers, specified safety sensitive transportation and/or oil and gas related occupations, and certain federal employers be tested for the presence of 5 basic drugs” Cannabinoids (Marijuana), Cocaine, Amphetamine, Opiate and Phencyclidine (PCP). Since that […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dip Drug Test

Rapid Detect Dip Drug Test

The standard urine drug test has come a long way over the past decade. With so many drugs of abuse out there, it helps to have the right tool that can detect which ones are being consumed. Over time, technology has allowed them to become more accurate than most saliva drug testing kits on the […]

Hair Drug Test Facts

Hair Follicle Test

Hair follicles are pretty amazing things when you think about it. Patches of hair can act as a layer of thermally insulating protection for our heads while body fat does the same for the rest of our body. Hair strands are pretty strong for their size too, as a single strand of hair can support […]

Forensic Drug Testing

Rapid Detect SDS

Have you ever watched those police shows where they have to investigate a crime using special equipment and techniques that make them look like scientists working in a government lab? Someone will come in holding a file or container that has the word “forensic” stamped across the top. Somehow you just knew it was important. […]