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 […]

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 […]

How long do drugs stay in your system?

Urine Method Amphetamines — 2-6 days Barbiturates — 3-8 days Benzodiazepines — 2-14 days Cannabis (Marijuana) — 14-30 days Cocaine — 2-5 days Ecstasy — 1-3 days Methadone — 2-8 days Opiates — 2-5 days Phencyclidine — 3-8days Tricyclic Antidepressants — 10 days   Saliva Method Amphetamines — up to 72 hours Barbiturates — up […]

Are there any legal medications that can trigger positive results?

Yes. The most common problem is the pseudoephedrine in many over-the-counter sinus and cold medications, which can cause a positive result for methamphetamine. A GC/MS confirmation as well as a MRO review is necessary to determine the source of the positive result. Some forms of the drugs we test for may be available legally under […]