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Drug Testing

What is Drug Testing?

Posted on September 11, 2023
Category: Drug Testing
Drug Tests use a biological sample to detect the presence of illegal or prescription drugs and their metabolites in urine, blood, saliva, or hair. Drug testing plays a pivotal role in the practice of medicine, job candidate selection, post accident investigation, mental health services, and many other aspects of society. The purpose of soliciting a drug test is to detect illegal or prescription drugs and identify prescription drug misuse. For example, doctors need to know
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What Does Fentanyl Show Up On A Drug Test?

Posted on July 27, 2023
Category: News
Fentanyl shows up as Fentanyl on a standard point of care drug test cup that includes fentanyl as a drug of abuse. The most common metabolites tested for are fentanyl and norfentanyl, which are combined as the assays on the same strip. Not all drug tests include panels for fentanyl. The standard 12 panel drug test does not usually include fentanyl because it’s not CLIA waived. However, healthcare providers, probation officers, and addiction treatment facilities
At home drug testing
At home drug tests detect the presence of illicit substances in urine and saliva samples, and are optimized for ease of use. Home use tests are accurate and cost effective alternative to laboratory drug tests. Drug test kits marketed for personal use have clear labeling, are offered in individual quantities, and are often CLIA waived. What Are At Home Drug Tests? At home drug tests are generally instant drug tests used for detecting illicit drug
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What is a High Level of THC in Urine?

Posted on June 30, 2023
Category: Drug Testing
The cutoff level for urine in drug tests is 50ng/ml. Regular smokers will have significantly higher levels of THC. A level of 300ng/ml is considered to be a high level of THC in urine. The THC level itself isn’t necessarily indicative of high levels of consumption. By drinking water a user of marijuana can cut the level of THC in their urine in half, and have it test in a higher range the very next
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10 Panel Drug Tests: All You Need to Know

Posted on June 15, 2023
Category: Drug Testing
A 10 panel drug test looks for ten distinct substances, each selected to provide a holistic overview of an individual’s drug usage. From commonly abused substances such as marijuana and cocaine to prescription medications like opioids and benzodiazepines, this comprehensive panel covers a wide spectrum of drugs. By analyzing these substances, professionals can gain invaluable insights into an individual’s overall drug use, facilitating appropriate interventions and treatment plans when necessary. Our 10 Panel Saliva Drug
Cost of drug testing

How Much Does Drug Testing Cost

Posted on November 20, 2020
Category: Drug Testing
Drug testing can be completed in house cheaply with a high rate of accuracy. A 12 panel drug test is comprehensive and can be purchased for as little as $2.70 per test. There are many types of drug tests available. Different industries and use cases call for different tests and sometimes different procedures. For instance a highly competitive job search in a large public corporation will often require a 3rd party testing firm because it
sterile vs. non sterile gloves

Sterile vs. Non Sterile Gloves

Posted on October 7, 2020
Category: Medical
Disposable gloves are considered sterile when they meet or exceed the FDA’s standard assurance level for sterilization. When it comes to sterile vs. non sterile gloves, for the vast majority of uses non-sterile gloves are adequate. Sterile gloves are used for surgeries and wound care while non-sterile gloves are used for everything from common medical procedures to food preparation. The process for meeting the FDA’s guidelines for sterile gloves include an expanded sterilization process, meeting
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A History of Drug Testing in the US

Posted on September 7, 2020
Category: Drug Testing
It may surprise you to know that even though humans have been using drugs for 6,000 years drug testing is a relatively new invention. Our history of drug testing really didn’t start until the 1980s when a handful of workplace accidents spurred the federal government to take a closer look. The earliest recorded use of drugs was by the early Egyptian dynasties. The medical and religious use of marijuana can be traced back nearly 5,000