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 […]

Do rapid test results hold up in court?

Rapid Drug tests provide only a preliminary analytical test result. A more specific alternate chemical must be used in order to obtain a confirmed analytical result – Gas Chromatography (Mass Spectrometry) (GC/MS) is the preferred confirmatory method. Any result taken to court, must be confirmed by a SAMHSA certifed lab.

What is the shelf life on the rapid drug tests?

Our test devices have a shelf life of 12 to 18 months from the date of manufacture. The expiration date of each lot of devices is indicated on each individual foil pouch and can be used until that date. Upon date of purchase, one should have from 6 to 18 months, to be able to […]

Are rapid drug tests as accurate as a GC/MS SAMHSA Lab Test?

Our drug tests are qualitative, which means it only determines the presence of drugs at detection, limits comparable to SAMHSA cut-off concentration. GC/MS, which costs more, quantifies the concentration of drugs in the sample. Given the purposes of most drug testing (pre-employment, post-accident, random) is to detect the presence of drug use and not determine […]

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 […]