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Identifying Adulterants

June 26, 2017

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Urine adulteration is a 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 […]

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Old NIDA 5 VS New Drugs

June 23, 2017

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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 […]

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Using an Integrated Test Cup

June 19, 2017

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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 […]

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Do I need a CLIA Waived Test?

June 16, 2017

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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 […]

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Creating a Drug-Free Workplace Policy

June 12, 2017

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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 […]

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The Benefits of Drug Testing

June 7, 2017

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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 ao the idea seemed so extreme that the government cut it out of the White Paper altogether – with small […]

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